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Synopsis

Inspired by true events, this powerful and affecting film tells the story of a group of Cistercian monks living in the remote mountains of North Africa. When an Islamic fundamentalist group massacres a team of foreign workers, fear sweeps though the region and the brothers are faced with abandoning their monastery and the community who depend on them, or make the courageous decision to stay. Building to an extraordinarily moving climax, Xavier Beauvois’ beautifully directed, immaculately performed and award-winning drama has been acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece - and features a superb ensemble cast including Michael Lonsdale and Lambert Wilson.

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Xavier Beauvois

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART517DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART017BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Xavier Beauvois

DURATION: 122 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French, Arabic

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