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Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Luc
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Christophe
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Célestin
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Amédée
Loïc Pichon ...
Jean-Pierre
Xavier Maly ...
Michel
Jean-Marie Frin ...
Paul
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Nouredine
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Rabbia
Abdellah Moundy ...
Omar (as Abdallah Moundy)
Olivier Perrier ...
Bruno
Farid Larbi ...
Ali Fayattia
Adel Bencherif ...
Le terroriste
Benaïssa Ahaouari ...
Sidi Larbi
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In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorists but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the face of terror, their greatest weapon was faith.

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Drama | History

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Rated PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »

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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De dioses y hombres  »

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Budget:

€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£59,379 (UK) (5 December 2010)

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$3,954,651 (USA)
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Once the screenplay was completed, it was sent to the relatives of the monks to receive their approval. See more »

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When Luc leans against the painting, his face and left hand touch it noticeably higher in the close-up than during the preceding shot. See more »

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Christian: We are martyrs out of love, out of fidelity. If death overtake us, despite ourselves, because up to the end, up to the end we'll try to avoid it. Our mission here is to be brothers to all. Remember that love is eternal hope. Love endures everything.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

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Ô Père des Lumières
Written by Didier Rimaud and Marcel Godard
(c) Tous droits réservés
(p) Abbaye de Tamié (générique de fin)
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3 March 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorist but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France.

One night, the extremists break in the monastery and abduct seven monks. A couple of months later, they are found dead in controversial circumstances.

"Des hommes et des dieux" is a film based on a true story and supported by top-notch performances. The official and non-official versions of the death of the Tibhirine priests can be found in Internet. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Homens e Deuses" ("Men and Gods")


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