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Author: Etienne ComarXavier BeauvoisLambert WilsonMichaël LonsdaleOlivier RabourdinAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers are massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Motion pictures, French
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Etienne Comar; Xavier Beauvois; Lambert Wilson; Michaël Lonsdale; Olivier Rabourdin; Philippe Laudenbach; Jacques Herlin; Olivier Perrier; Sabrina Ouazani; Adel Bencherif; Caroline Champetier; Michel Barthélémy, (Production designer); Marie-Julie Maille; Marielle Robaut; Armada Films (Firm); Why Not Productions Inc.; France 3 cinéma (Firm); Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
OCLC Number: 741523218
Language Note: French dialogue with optional English subtitles; English subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: "Blu-ray + DVD combo pack"--Container.
"Avec la participation de France Televions, Canal + - Cinecinema, Centre National de la Cinematographie et de l'Image Animee ; en association avec Cofinova 6, Soficienma 6, Cinemage 4"--Opening credits.
Released as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: DVD: Theatrical trailer; Previews. Blu-ray: Previews; The sacrificed Tibéhirine: further investigation; Merrimack College Augustine Dialogue IX with author John W. Kiser; Theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Caroline Champetier ; production design, Michel Barthelemy ; editing, Marie-Julie Maille ; costumes, Marielle Robaut.
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, Jacques Herlin, Loic Pichon, Xavier Maly, Jean-Marie Frin, Olivier Perrier, Sabrina Ouazani, Farid Larbi, Adel Bencherif.
Awards: Grand Prize Cannes Film Festival, 2010
National Board of Review, Best Foreign Language Film, 2010
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: PG-13; for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (123 min. each) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; widescreen.; Blu-ray; zones A and B; 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Contents: Disc 1. DVD --
Disc. 2. Blu-ray.
Other Titles: Des hommes et des dieux (Motion picture : 2010)
Des hommes et des dieux
Responsibility: Armada Films et Why Not Productions présentent une coproduction Why Not Productions, Armada Films, France 3 Cinema ; scénario, Etienne Comar ; adaptation et dialogues, Xavier Beauvois, Etienne Comar ; un film de Xavier Beauvois.

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Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers are massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay, come what may.

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