Of Gods And Men

"Beautiful...and rigorously intelligent. "
A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2010

Synopsis

A monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990. Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps through the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave/ Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay...come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 120 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

CAST
Lambert Wilson ()
Michael Lonsdale ()
DIRECTED BY
Xavier Beauvois

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Xavier Beauvois. Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Left to Right: Amédée (Jacques Herlin) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale). Photo courtesy of Sony Picture Classics.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Photo courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Christian (Lambert Wilson). © Marie-Julie Maille / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Christian (Lambert Wilson), Paul (Jean-Marie Frin) and Célestin (Philippe Laudenbach).© Marie-Julie Maille / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Top row, left to right: Christian (Lambert Wilson), Amédée (Jacques Herlin),Jean-Pierre (Loïc Pichon), Luc (Michael Lonsdale), and Célestin (Philippe Laudenbach). Bottom row, left to right: Christophe (Olivier Rabourdin), Paul (Jean-Marie Frin) and Michel (Xavier Maly) © Alice Cambournac / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Luc (Michael Lonsdale). © Marie-Julie Maille / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Rabbia (Sabrina Ouazani). © Marie-Julie Maille / Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Christian (Lambert Wilson), Sidi Larbi (Benaïssa Ahaouari), Luc (Michael Lonsdale). © Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
(Foreground) Left to Right:Bruno (Olivier Perrier) and Célestin (Philippe Laudenbach) / (Background) Left to Right: Christian (Lambert Wilson), Christophe (Olivier Rabourdin), Jean-Pierre (Loïc Pichon), Amédée (Jacques Herlin)and Paul (Jean-Marie Frin).© Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Célestin (Philippe Laudenbach),Michel (Xavier Maly), Christian (Lambert Wilson), Paul (Jean-Marie Frin) and Jean-Pierre (Loïc Pichon ) / (Backs to camera) Left to Right:Luc (Michael Lonsdale) and Amédée (Jacques Herlin). © Why Not Productions, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics