By the Grace of God (film)

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By the Grace of God
By the Grace of God poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byFrançois Ozon
Produced byÉric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Written byFrançois Ozon
StarringMelvil Poupaud
Denis Ménochet
Swann Arlaud
Music byEvgueni Galperine
Sacha Galperine
CinematographyManuel Dacosse
Edited byLaure Gardette
Mandarin Films
Scope Pictures
Distributed byMars Distribution
Release date
  • February 2019 (2019-02) (Berlin)
  • 20 February 2019 (2019-02-20) (France)
  • 27 February 2019 (2019-02-27) (Belgium)
Running time
137 min
Budget$6.8 million [1]
Box office$7.2 million [2]

By the Grace of God (French: Grâce à Dieu) is a 2019 French-Belgian drama film directed by François Ozon.[3] It won the Jury Grand Prix at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.[4][5]



Principal photography on the film began on February 12, 2018 and lasted till April 13, 2018 in Paris, France and Belgium.[6]

Legal issues[edit]

The priest portrayed in the film, Bernard Preynat, attempted to block the release of the film.[7]


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  3. ^ "Alexandre".
  4. ^ "Berlin Film Festival 2019: Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' Wins Golden Bear". Variety. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "French Court Rejects Bid to Block Release of Catholic Abuse Film 'By the Grace of God'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  6. ^ "François Ozon tourne Alexandre".
  7. ^ "French clerical abuse film gets go-ahead". 18 February 2019 – via

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