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By the Grace of God

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Overview

BY THE GRACE OF GOD tells the story of three adult men—Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet), and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud)—who band together to expose the code of silence that continues to enable a priest who abused them as boys. Their experiences powerfully illustrate the varying effects that the trauma of abuse causes on individuals and their families for years. The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Berlinale 2019 - Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize

“Urgent, on-the-moment cinema”

Variety

“A thoughtful, fast-paced, and immaculately acted procedural that unfolds with the urgency of a newspaper deadline.”

David Ehrlich

IndieWire

“Ambitious, urgently topical...on-the-moment cinema, ripped so freshly from the headlines that the filmmaking still bears a few ink smudges.”

Guy Lodge

Variety

Cast & Crew
  • Alexandre Guérin : Melvil Poupaud
  • François Debord : Denis Ménochet
  • Emmanuel Thomassin : Swann Arlaud
  • Gilles Perret : Eric Caravaca
  • Director : François Ozon
  • Screenplay : François Ozon
  • Producers : Eric & Nicolas Altmayer
  • Director of Photography : Manu Dacosse
  • Production Design : Emmanuelle Duplay
  • Costume Design : Pascaline Chavanne
  • Editor : Laure Gardette
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2018
  • Release Date : 10/18/19
  • Countries of Production : France, Belgium
  • Language : French
  • Running Time : 137 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85 : 1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
Los Angeles
California
10/25/2019
Washington
DC
10/25/2019
Cambridge
Massachusetts
10/25/2019
Dennis
Massachusetts
10/25/2019
Minneapolis
Minnesota
11/01/2019
San Francisco
California
11/01/2019
Berkeley
California
11/01/2019
San Rafael
California
11/01/2019
Portland
Oregon
11/01/2019
Encino
California
11/01/2019
Pasadena
California
11/01/2019
Amherst
Massachusetts
11/01/2019
Dallas
Texas
11/01/2019
Hudson
New York
11/07/2019
Atlanta
Georgia
11/08/2019
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
11/08/2019
Coral Gables
Florida
11/08/2019
Miami
Florida
11/08/2019
Chicago
IL
11/11/2019
Winchester
Virginia
11/10/2019
Providence
Rhode Island
11/08/2019
San Diego
California
11/15/2019
Denver
Colorado
11/15/2019
Westhampton Beach
New York
11/22/2019
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
10/22/2019
St. Louis
Missouri
11/22/2019
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
11/29/2019
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