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Of Gods and Men

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Of Gods and Men

Release Date: September 08, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «In the face of terror, their greatest weapon was faith...»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Why Not Productions, Armada Films, France 3 Cinéma
Director    :   Xavier Beauvois
Producers    :   Brigitte Moidon, Pascal Caucheteux, Étienne Comar, Grégoire Sorlat
Writers    :   Xavier Beauvois, Étienne Comar
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   4000000
Revenue    :   41424067

French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between Algeria's army and Muslim Jihadi insurgents disrupts the peace, they are forced to consider fleeing the monastery and deserting the villagers they have ministered to. In the face of deadly violence the monks wrestle with their faith and their convictions, eventually deciding to stay and help their neighbours keep the army and the insurgents at bay.

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