Of Gods and Men

Wilson, Lambert

SKU: 043396380967

UPC 043396380967
Release Date 2011-07-05
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 2
Length 123
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Mr. Beauvois structures his film, like a liturgy, around music....OF GODS AND MEN is a drama of character, and warm humanity.OF GODS AND MEN is a thrilling adventure of the spirit. Austere yet provocative, this is not only a film about faith, it also has faith that the power generated by complex moral decisions can be as unstoppable as any runaway locomotive.[A] beautiful, somber and rigorously intelligent new film by the French director Xavier Beauvois....OF GODS AND MEN has an unmistakably timely resonance...3 stars out of 4 -- It focuses entirely on the nobility of the monks in choosing to stay with their vocation and their duty in the face of quite probable death.Gravely serene and suffused with tenderness, OF GODS AND MEN takes the simple, profound stand that how a person of faith lives matters more than the circumstances of his death. -- Grade: A-Men of faith find their pacifist beliefs put to the test in this drama from filmmaker Xavier Beauvois, inspired by a true story. Christian (Lambert Wilson) is the leader of an order of Trappist monks living in the hills outside Algiers. The community outside the monastery is almost exclusively Muslim, and the monks have worked to foster understanding between themselves and their neighbors; they observe Muslim traditions, are well versed in the Koran, and provide medical and charitable assistance to the townspeople. The monastery is an oasis of calm and peace as Algeria is caught up in a civil war, with forces led by Muslim extremists leading a bloody campaign against the nation's rulers. Christian and his monks do not wish to take sides in a conflict they believe is immoral; they refuse the protection of the military while also denying aid and comfort to the insurgents. The monks' efforts to remain outside the war, however, have ugly consequences when they're taken hostage by a band of Islamic revolutionaries. DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX (aka OF GODS AND MEN) was an official selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast Caroline Champetier (Director of Photography)
Xavier Beauvois (Director)
Eric Bonnard (Sound)
Jean-Jacques Ferran (Sound)
Etienne Comar (Screenwriter)
Guillaume Bonnier (Assistant Director)
Thibault Mattei (Production Manager/UPM)
Henry Quinson (Creative Consultant)
Khaled Haffad (Production Manager/UPM)
Jacques Herlin (Star)
Philippe Laudenbach (Star)
Xavier Maly (Co-Star)
Lambert Wilson (Star)
Olivier Perrier (Co-Star)
Jean-Marie Frin (Co-Star)
Olivier Rabourdin (Star)
Sabrina Ouazani (Co-Star)
Abdelhafid Metalsi (Co-Star)
Abdallah Moundy (Co-Star)
Michael Lonsdale (Star)
Adel Bencherif (Co-Star)
Loic Pichon (Co-Star)
Farid Larbi (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Note: The Sacrificed Tibéhirine: Further Investigation Merrimack College Augustine dialogue IX with author John W. Kiser Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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