François Ozon to direct 'By the Grace of God'

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 22:42 hrs

[USA], Oct 26 (ANI): French film director François Ozon is all set to direct 'By the Grace of God,' a drama looking at a real-life case of sexual abuses allegedly committed by a French priest in the late 1980s.

Now in post-production, the film is inspired by the scandal surrounding Bernard Preynat, a Roman Catholic priest who was accused of having abused scouts from 1986 to 1991 and was only recently indicted after several victims decided to file lawsuits, confirmed Variety.

The movie will follow Alexandre, a man in his 40s living in Lyon with his wife and children, who discovers that a priest who abused him decades ago continues to work with children.

He then joins forces with François and Emmanuel, who were also victims of the priest, to bring justice and lift the burden of silence about what they endured.

It will also reunite Ozon with Melvil Poupaud, who starred in the helmer's 2005 drama 'Le temps qui reste' and in the 2010 drama 'Le Refuge.'(ANI)

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