OF GODS AND MEN: Good God, Man…
REVIEW: OF GODS AND MEN
DIRECTED BY XAVIER BEAUVOIS. STARRING LAMBERT WILSON, MICHEL LONSDALE, OLIVIER RABOURDIN, PHILLIPPE LAUDENBACH, JACQUES HERLIN.
Opens December 3, IFI and The Lighthouse Cinema
RATING: TWO AND A HALF/FIVE
At one point during Xavier Beauvois’ philosophical drama Of Gods and Men, a Cistercian monk asserts that “We’re not martyrs,” but at times watching the film, I sure felt like one.
Based on true events, the film focuses on eight French monks living in a monastery in Algeria in the weeks before their kidnap and murder in March 1996. Tragic stuff indeed, but the religion-heavy, sombre tone of the film ...