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Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men

A Feature film by Xavier Beauvois

Produced by Why Not Productions, Arches Films

Release in France : 08/09/2010

    Synopsis

    A monastery in the middle of the Algerian mountains, during the 1990s.

    Eight French Cistercian monks live in harmony with the Muslim population.

    One day, foreign workers are massacred by a group of Islamic fundamentalists. Panic spreads among the inhabitants. The army offers to protect the monks, but they refuse assistence. Should they leave? Despite the menacing circumstances that increasingly surround them, the monks decide in unison to remain, whatever the cost.

    This film is loosely based on the lives of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 up until their kidnapping in 1996.

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    Of Gods and Men

    Trailer (english subtitles)

    Actors (14)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Why Not Productions, Arches Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Mars Films

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    International releases (46)

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    Photos (8)

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant Director :

    Guillaume Bonnier

    Screenwriter :

    Étienne Comar

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Jacques Ferran, Éric Bonnard

    Editor :

    Marie-Julie Maille

    Production Designer :

    Michel Barthélémy

    Sound Mixer :

    Éric Bonnard

    Line Producers :

    Martine Cassinelli, Frantz Richard

    Director of photography :

    Caroline Champetier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Agnès Chabot

    Continuity supervisor :

    Agathe Grau

    Costume designer :

    Marielle Robaut

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French, Arabic

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Yes

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2010

    French release :

    08/09/2010

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    122.766

    Visa issue date :

    29/07/2010

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (7)

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    News (37)

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    Festival Selections (33)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2011)

    Selection (11)

    Best Sound : Éric Bonnard, Jean-Jacques Ferran, Vincent Guillon

    Best Original Screenplay : Xavier Beauvois, Étienne Comar

    Best Cinematography : Caroline Champetier

    Best Director : Xavier Beauvois

    Best Film

    Best Actor : Lambert Wilson

    Best Editing : Marie-Julie Maille

    Best Costume Design : Marielle Robaut

    Best Production Design : Michel Barthélémy

    Best Supporting Actor : Olivier Rabourdin

    Best Supporting Actor : Michael Lonsdale

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2010

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    BFI London Film Festival - 2010

    BFI London Film Festival (Great Britain, 2010)

    Selection

    Galas and Special Screenings

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma - 2010

    Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada, 2010)

    Selection

    Special Presentation

    BIFF - 2010

    BIFF (South Korea, 2010)

    Selection

    World Cinema

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2010

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2010)

    Selection

    Panorama of World Cinema

    Bienne French Film Festival - 2010

    Bienne French Film Festival (Switzerland, 2010)

    Selection

    Swiss Premieres

    TIFF - 2010

    TIFF (Canada, 2010)

    Selection

    Contemporary World Cinema

    Haugesund International Film Festival - 2010

    Haugesund International Film Festival (Norway, 2010)

    Selection

    Official Selection

    Cannes International Film Festival - 2010 - © Brigitte Lacombe/Annick Durban

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2010)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards (4)

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2011

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2011)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Supporting Actor : Michael Lonsdale

    César Award for Best Film

    César Award for Best Cinematography : Caroline Champetier

    Lumiere Awards - 2011

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2011)

    Awards

    Meilleur Film

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - 2010

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (2010)

    Awards

    French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Price

    Delegations (4)

    Presskit (2)

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