Beauvois takes his time limning the daily rhythms of the monastery, lingering on its most lyrical and sensuous moments, so that when violence finally reaches its gates the effect is all the more chilling.
This is not your normal type of film. I loved it.\nIt is a French film in French with no options to have English, dont let this put you off please. it is a great film.\nIf you have a quieter side to your Christian faith \"contemplative side \u201Cthen this is more for you, there is a short moment of violence.\nThough it takes place in the recent past, \u201COf Gods and Men\u201D has an unmistakably timely resonance, evoking as it does both the messy wars on terror and the rebellions currently convulsing North Africa and the Middle East. And yet while it takes pains to be historically authentic, the film, closely based on the true story of a group of French Cistercian Trappist monks caught up (and ultimately killed) in the violence, also keeps an eye on less worldly, temporal concerns.