Des hommes et des dieux

Of Gods and Men
Von Menschen und Göttern
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This movie of great artistic value benefits from a remarkable group of actors and follows the daily rhytm of work and liturgy. It depicts the sacrifice of the monks of Tibhirine (Algeria 1996) choosing to maintain their peaceful presence despite surrounding violence.The deep humanity of the monks, their respect for Islam and their generosity towards their village neighbours make the reason for our choice.

(Jury motivation)