Send articleMonk tragedy "Of Gods and Men" proves surprise hit.
Of Gods and Men is true story that is moving audiences worldwide
Nine monks go about the simple rhythms of their life, in the certain knowledge that they face an imminent death. It's based on a real story. In 1996, seven French Cistercian monks were kidnapped and then killed at Tibhirine in Algeria, amidst rising religious and factional violence. Their murderers were never found.