A Prophet

A Prophet

A Prophet

Critically acclaimed French crime-drama, A Prophet details the prison career of Malik el Djebena (Tahar Rahim), a 19-year-old man of North African origin who learns the ropes of the Cosican mob and becomes a criminal kingpin from within prison walls.

Winner of the Best Foreign Film BAFTA 2010, and nominated for Best Foreign Film Oscar at the 2010 Academy Awards.

BAFTA winner for Best Foreign Film, 2010.
2009Rating: R18, contains violence, offensive language, drug use & sex scenes157 minsFrance, ItalyFrench, Arabic and Corsican
CrimeDramaWorld Cinema
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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One of those rare films in which the moral stakes are as insistent and thought through as the aesthetic choices.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The best performance in the film is by Arestrup as Cesar. You may remember him from Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (2005), where he played a seedy but confident father who psychically overshadows his son.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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To borrow a marketing phrase from another, very different film, A Prophet really is the movie that reminds you why you love the movies. Especially movies like this one.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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What's most immediately remarkable about the film is the raw intensity of its hyper-realistic encounters, hugely enhanced by the superb acting of newcomer Rahim.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A modern French crime epic where the smudges and crossings out do not diminish the passages of great dreamlike power.

4.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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A searing and stunning look at life behind bars.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

One of those rare films in which the moral stakes are as insistent and thought through as the aesthetic choices.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The best performance in the film is by Arestrup as Cesar. You may remember him from Audiard's "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (2005), where he played a seedy but confident father who psychically overshadows his son.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

To borrow a marketing phrase from another, very different film, A Prophet really is the movie that reminds you why you love the movies. Especially movies like this one.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

What's most immediately remarkable about the film is the raw intensity of its hyper-realistic encounters, hugely enhanced by the superb acting of newcomer Rahim.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A modern French crime epic where the smudges and crossings out do not diminish the passages of great dreamlike power.

4.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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A searing and stunning look at life behind bars.

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