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 OF GODS & MEN[DVD]
Released:11/4/2011
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OF GODS & MEN[DVD]

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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 neighbours; 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.

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Director/s: Xavier Beauvois
Actor(s) - Actress(es): Jean-Marie Frin
Jacques Herlin
Lambert Wilson
Philippe Laudenbach
Michael Lonsdale
Xavier Maly
Loic Pichon
Olivier Rabourdin
Region: 2 (PAL, Europe, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland)
Cert: (15) - Suitable for 15 years and over.
Consumer Advice: Contains infrequent strong violence
Running Time: 116 Mins
No. Disks: 1
Sound: Dolby Digital

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