Based on a true story, Of Gods and Men has won accolades and awards the world over, including the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Eight French Trappist monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by Islamic terrorists, fear sweeps through the region. Should the monks leave their home and the people they serve? Should they stay despite the threat of violent death? The answer to that question forms the uncompromising center of this unforgettable film. The stellar cast is headed by Lambert Wilson and legendary French character actor Michael Lonsdale. Parental discretion suggested: brief graphic violence and a single obscene expression.
"Xavier Beauvois' sublime Of Gods and Men is that almost unheard-of film that you do not judge - it judges you."
-Steven D. Greydanus, National Catholic Register
Winner - Grand Prize - Cannes Film Festival
"A luminous tale of faith and heroism" - Time Magazine
"Nothing less than sublime." - The Wall Street Journal
Extra features include a featurette about the historical events behind the film, containing interviews with family members of the monks who died in Algeria; and an interview with writer John W. Kiser, whose book The Monks of Tibhirine influenced the filmmakers.
This movie is rated: PG-13
This DVD contains the following language options: French with English subtitles.
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories).