A Prophet

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  150 min.
Release Date: February 26, 2010 (limited)
DVD: August 3, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.33
based on 24 votes and 10 reviews
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Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Gilles Cohen


Malik (Tahar Rahim), 19, half Arab, half Corsican, is sentenced to six years in a prison ruled by Arab and Corsican gangs. Illiterate, Malik seems fragile. But he toughens up when the leader of the Corsican gang (Niels Arestrup) gives him a number of "missions" to carry out, including killing an Arab prisoner. Malik is a fast learner—rising up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.

In French with subtitles.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Martine Cassinelli
Screenplay: Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard
Official Site: www.aprophet.ca

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  • 4 stars "excellent crime drama movie - one of the best films i have ever seen. incredible!!"
  • 5 stars "Excellent movie!!!!!! One of the best crime-dramas I've seen in many years."
  • 4 stars "This is one of those movies that after you're finished watching it, you sit there and say to yourself "wow". A very good, epic crime drama. It's scary to think how accurate this movie is. Amazing acting by the lead male character."