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By the Grace of God

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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

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 : TBD
  • Countries of Production : France, Belgium
  • Language : French
  • Running Time : 137 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.85 : 1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated

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