A new trailer for Cannes Festival’s winner Of Gods and Men has been debuted via Apple.
The excluding of a beloved French film in the Best Foreign Language Film category of Oscar nominees – and the inclusion of a skeptically regarded Algerian one – has raised a few eyebrows and damaged some egos in France. Opening in NY and LA on February 25th, director Xavier Beauvois has assembled an excellent cast for this “quietly powerful” film including, Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach, and Jacques Herlin.Of Gods and Men Movie Photos
Having been commercial success in its domestic market, the drama will hit limited U.S. theaters. However, in the grand scheme of French-American relations, it’s a small bump in the road.
Just a quck reminder:
The film with a screenplay written by Etienne Comar, centers its story on the monastery of Tibhirine, where Trappist monks lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria in the 1990s. When a squad of foreign labor is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, panic rushes through the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse.
Although the growing hazard in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay… what will be, will be. Loosely based on a true story, the script focuses on the time leading up to their death.
I suggest you check out the trailer below because it is quite good for a drama of this level. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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