I was hugely glad to catch the film, Of Gods and Men, at the end of its London release. What a powerful picture.
I found watching the character Luc, played by Michael Lonsdale, particularly moving. He seems the most reconciled of the monks as they face the nauseating uncertainties of violent death. I took it that his doctor’s training had lent him the capacity to be with pain and not fear it. Hence, in life and then death, he was free.