Of Gods and Men (2010)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, History


Of Gods and Men (2010) Poster

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.


7.2/10
14,830


Videos


Photos

  • Sabrina Ouazani in Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Michael Lonsdale and Lambert Wilson in Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Lambert Wilson in Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Michael Lonsdale and Jacques Herlin in Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Michael Lonsdale in Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Xavier Beauvois in Of Gods and Men (2010)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


6 February 2011 | thomaswilliams675
9
| A magnificent, innovative and brave film
The plot of this film can be summarised as: Christian monks live peacefully in Muslim country, political situation changes, monks have to decide whether to leave or to stay. Boring, you may say, nothing happens, you may say and, in one sense you'd be right. But..... The point about this film is not the plot. What this film acknowledges is that the real drama of human existence is internal, the real action in our lives takes place inside of us and the real journeys that we make are in our minds and our souls. This is a film about relationships, between different communities, between individual members of the same community, between individuals and God and between individuals and themselves. This is a film about identity and place - two things we all have in common, like it or not. Personally, I found the religious aspect of the film intriguing. We live in a world in which religion is, again, being used to justify momentous acts. An analysis of how that works and what it means has to be relevant. But even if you are not interested by this, or are, as I know many people are, turned off by the mention of the words "religion" or "God" what the film does is to allow it's audience to begin to look behind these literal concepts at how the spiritual (whatever that might mean to you) functions in our daily lives. So, 9/10. 10/10 is very tempting but the film is not perfect. It would probably be boring if it was and a very definite recommendation. Oh, and by the way, it has some beautiful scenery, some stunning and innovative cinematography and some crackingly good looking men.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Details

Release Date:

25 March 2011

Language

French, Arabic


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Morocco

Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$308,895 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$3,951,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,803,417

Contribute to this page

What to Watch If You Love "WandaVision"

If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com