Of Gods and Men

122 minutes

In the mid-1990s, a community of French Cistercian monks living in harmony in deepest Algeria comes under the sights of Islamist fundamentalist rebels. A true story of the Algerian civil war is turned into a superb and utterly engrossing ensemble drama, effortlessly combining character study and political allegory in an expertly performed and ravishingly handled whole.

Armada Films and Why Not Productions present an Why Not Productions/Armada Films/France 3 Cinéma co-production, with the participation of France Télévisions, Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée; in association with Cofinova 6, Soficinéma 6, Cinémage 4. (French distributor, Mars Distribution. World sales, Wild Bunch.)
Starring Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loïc Pichon, Xavier Maly, Jean-Marie Frin. 
Directed by Xavier Beauvois; written by Étienne Comar, Mr. Beauvois; director of photography (Éclair, widescreen), Caroline Champetier; production designer, Michel Barthélémy; costume designer, Marielle Robaut; film editor, Marie-Julie Maille.
Screened: Festa do Cinema Francês advance press screening, Zon Lusomundo Colombo 1 (Lisbon), October 7th 2010.


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