(February 22nd, 2011)]
H/t to Lawrence England for this great opportunity to watch the full movie, courtesy of GloriaTV. As Lawrence says:
Based on true story, 'Of Gods and Men' centres around the monastery of Tibhirine, where Catholic Trappist monks from France lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria, until seven of them were beheaded on the night of 26-27 March 1996, by fundamentalists in a still unclear incident. The screenplay focuses on the time leading up to their death. Principal photography took place at an abandoned monastery in Morocco, with careful attention to authenticity.
It has very much the feel of Into Great Silence at the beginning. The next time I have 116 minutes free I shall watch this movie.