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Film on murdered Cistercians tops French box office

Catholic World News - October 11, 2010

A film recounting the murder of seven Cistercian monks in Algeria has claimed the top spot in French box-office revenues.

Of Gods and Men, directed by Xavier Beauvois, tells the story of the French Cistercians who refused to leave their monastery, despite threats of violence. The monks were eventually killed in 1996-- presumably by Islamic militants, although the case has never been resolved.

Nearly 3 million people have viewed the film since it opened in France early in September. Earlier this year the film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes film festival; it will be entered in this year's Academy Awards.

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