Eight monks come face-to-face with death in Of Gods and Men

Article published on May 19, 2010
Article published on May 19, 2010
Today saw an impressive comeback by Xavier Beauvois in competition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival with Of Gods and Men.

Based on the murder in 1999 in Algeria of the monks of Tibhirine, the film rather brilliantly overcomes the difficulties related to the austerity of its religious subject matter and absorbs viewers in a real feeling of empathy towards these Christians who are well integrated in the middle of a Muslim world and confronted with their faith while mortal danger draws closer.

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