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By the Grace of God (2018)

Grâce à Dieu (original title)
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The three men, friends of childhood, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional.

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François Ozon

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François Ozon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvil Poupaud ... Alexandre Guérin
Denis Ménochet ... François Debord
Swann Arlaud ... Emmanuel Thomassin
Éric Caravaca ... Gilles Perret
François Marthouret François Marthouret ... Cardinal Barbarin
Bernard Verley ... Bernard Preynat
Josiane Balasko ... Irène
Martine Erhel Martine Erhel ... Régine Maire
Hélène Vincent ... Odile Debord
François Chattot François Chattot ... Pierre Debord
Frédéric Pierrot ... Le capitaine Courteau
Aurélia Petit Aurélia Petit ... Marie Guérin
Julie Duclos Julie Duclos ... Aline Debord
Jeanne Rosa Jeanne Rosa ... Dominique Perret
Amélie Daure ... Jennifer
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The portrait of 3 men today, Alexandre, François and Gilles. Quarantine, age of challenges and male interrogations. The three men, friends of childhood, Alexander the Catholic, François the fighter and Gilles the skinned alive, will cross, compare their personal experiences and question their life of couple, family and professional. Written by Hugo Van Herpe

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 February 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alexandre See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie depicting real-life events that were still on trial, Father Preynat's lawyers tried in the week before release to prevent the film from hitting cinemas, at least until the judgment and despite its Silver Bear won at the Berlin Film Festival a few days prior. They invoked the fact that Father Preynat is presumed innocent until convicted. The court decided to allow the movie to be released, arguing the priest had already pleaded guilty. See more »

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Very daring, as the director's name...
21 March 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Director's name is François Ozon. Osons, in French, means let us dare. And the subject of this awesome movie is of course very daring, especially when the real names of the child molester priest and his "supervisor" Cardinal Barbarin are used in the film. Read the trivia line above and you'll get the whole explanation about it. And the particularity of this film is that you have many interesting supporting characters, characters whom the director emphasizes on in the most excellent manner. Acting is superb, so the directing.


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