This week’s recommendation comes from Israel. A film that was inspired by true events as a story of Cistercian monks is threatened by a group of Islamic fundamentalists.It is Of God And Men. Nominated for Best Film Not In The English Language at the BAFTAs this film is overwhelming.
This film drowns you in emotion. It is dripping with pathos while you are so gripped you forget to cry. It is respectful to the Islamic fundamentalists while still acknowledging that in this case they are antagonists. The opening of the film is worked so well, that when the violence arrives it is incredibly poignant.
Have a look at Of Gods And Men on Rotten Tomatoes
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