Loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996, Of Gods and Men tells a story of eight French Christian monks who live in harmony with their Muslim brothers. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps through the region. The army offers them protection but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their minds they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay... come what may.