Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Of Gods and Men (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review

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Of Gods and Men (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Review

Synopsis: Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay... come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996.

Review: Of Gods and Men is a very heavy drama about the nature of humankind and the futility of religion.  Oh, that may not be what everyone takes out of it, but this reviewer sees only the ignorance and foolishness of blind faith.  This is a fantastic true to life story that will strike at your core and definately get you thinking, regardless of your beliefs or lacktherof.  Its a phenoninal film that is underrated and is absolutely a must-see.

Interest Range: Drama

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