Film Review: GRACE A DIEU (By the Grace of God) (France 2018) ****

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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.

French veteran director Francois Ozon has made his name with upbeat comedic drama like SITCOM, LES AMANTS CRIMINELS (The Criminal Lovers), SWIMMING POOL and others.  His mood takes in turn to sombreness in his latest offering GRACE A DIEU (By the Grace of God).  The film is a fictional account inspired by the real life and trials Father Preynat, implicated for acts of pedophilia dating back to 1986.  With a case still then pending before the French courts, the film created an unprecedented controversy and the Father Preynat’s lawyer even asked for the postponement of its release.  At present, French justice has ruled and authorized the film’s release in France…

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