Friday, April 15, 2011

Of Gods and Men

Now playing at: Broadway Centre Theatre
111 East Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Of Gods and Men stars Lambert Wilson as Christian, Prior of the monks, and 79-year-old Michael Lonsdale as a world weary medic who treats up to 150 Muslim villagers each day.

The film derives its title from the Book of Psalms, Psalm 82:6-7 quoted at the beginning of the film: "I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."

Filmed in Morocco, the film shows the daily life of the Trappist monks before the terrorist threat ('90s civil war) becomes real, and the groups struggle as they decide whether to leave or stay.

Rated PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language.


  1. This looks life a brilliant film. Thanks for sharing. Will keep an eye for the DVD.

  2. Hey Pilgrim--you're our first blog comment here at the Believers Dialogue. We really haven't gone live yet, although we're publishing a few posts. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I haven't seen this movie yet either. Father A. sent me a review of the movie after he saw the film and thought it was worth posting. I was astounded by the preview. Good to hear from you!