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French drama based on the 1996 kidnapping and killing of seven monks in Algeria. A group of Trappist monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine in Algeria, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population. When a bloody conflict between Algeria's army and Muslim Jihadi insurgents disrupts the peace, they are forced to consider fleeing the monastery and deserting the villagers they hav...

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Directed by

Xavier Beauvois

Written by

Xavier Beauvois (Writer)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

In the face of terror, their greatest weapon was faith...

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Keywords

monk religion faith evacuation based on a true story medicine terrorism hostage protection peace sunrise algeria koran

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