DVD Release Date: July 5, 2011
Length: 122 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a momentary scene of startling wartime violence, some disturbing images and brief language
Based on a true story, this French drama won a prize at Cannes. The film is set in a remote part of Algeria, where a small group of Trappists, a contemplative order of Roman Catholic monks, have lived for decades in harmony with the Muslims of the village of Tibhirine. The monks fill their days with gardening, beekeeping and prayers. But in the mid-1990s, a civil war erupts, and Islamic terrorists slaughter a group of Croatian road workers just to make a statement. The monks must decide whether to leave or stay, and the movie manages to make viewers understand their moral dilemma.
Selected DVD Special Features:
- DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack
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