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Academy Award Nominated, A PROPHET (2009, Best Foreign Language Film) details the gritty prison career of a nineteen-year-old Malik (Tahar Rahim, 2009 European Film Award Winner for Best Actor). Arriving at the jail, he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang (Niels Arestrup, 2010 Cesar Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor) and forced to carry out a number of dangerous missions including drug trafficking and brutal hits. Over time Malik is able to earn the gang leader's confidence and rise up the prison ranks, all while secretly devising his own plans.
Interesting but, as usual, found a movie that was highly rated in award-giving--in this case the London Film Critics Award and Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film--to be not... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Bamavic
This film has everything, notably Tahar Rahim. Falling into a role as prescient, he is able to commandeer the respect of hardened gangsters. Nils Arestrup is the older, wiser man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by e s r
Great movie--will keep you on your toes for as long as it lasts. Had this been shot in Hollywood it would have become the second Godfather and Tahar Rahim would have gained world's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nani
This is a difficult film, but worth your time. A young man, half Corsican/half Arab, raised in an orphanage, is sentenced to six years in a prison in the north of France (at least... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paris6
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I have the canadian edition. Mine has French or German audio. Subtitles are english, french, german or turkish. Canadian edition has the same cover and is a Sony Pictures Classics as well. Hope this helps.
Nov 19, 2010 by L. Chausse | See all 2 posts