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2.0 out of 5 stars Insufficient subtitles, 20 May 2011
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This review is from: Of Gods And Men [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
I ordered this DVD twice..... the admittedly sparse, principally French dialogue appeared to have been only subtitled 20% of the time. It seemed like a technical fault, and I gave up the film half wey through to return it.

But the replacement was just the same!

A pity, it seems a great story sensitively portrayed, and unusual yet topical. But unless you can follow the French dialogue without the subtitles, its a frustrating waste of time.

I expect the sparsity of English subtitles was meant to reflect the austerity of monks life, but it's so extreme it doesn't work. Maybe the producers would find it worthwhile re-subtitling it and reissuing it?
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Initial post: 10 Oct 2011 08:17:02 BDT
With all my school-boy French forgotten, I watched it on a long flight and found it very moving - and I did not notice whatever was missed.

Posted on 26 Mar 2012 22:02:42 BDT
Theresa says:
I too wanted to understand every word but unless you are fluent in French it's not going to happen. I perservered till the end, absorbed by the power of it yet frustrated that I could only glean some of it. I would love it to be re-subtitled as the film is based on a true story told in the book, The Atlas Martyrs that you can purchase from from Aid to the Church in Need.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 21:31:19 BDT
Craig Peer says:
On my Blu Ray, the bottom 1/2 of the subtitles are cut off. A glitch ??
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