Monsieur Ibrahim

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: March 12, 2004
DVD: July 6, 2004

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Cast: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Isabelle Renauld, Anne Suarez, Mata Gavin, Celine Samie, Isabelle Adjani


During the early 1960s, Paris, like the much of Europe, was an explosion of life. As the old gave way to the new, everything was in flux and the city was filled with a energy that promised cultural shifts and social change. Against this background, in a working class neighborhood, two unlikely characters -- a young Jew and an elderly Muslim -- begin a friendship.

When we meet Momo (Pierre Boulanger), he is in effect an orphan even though he lives with his father, a man slowly retreating into a crippling depression. His only friends are the street whores who treat him with genuine affection. Momo buys his groceries at the neighborhood shop, a crowded dark space owned and run by Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a silent exotic looking man who sees and knows more than he lets on. After Momo is abandoned by his father, Ibrahim becomes the one grownup in Momo's life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever.

Director: François Dupeyron
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Laurent Petin, Michele Petin
Screenplay: François Dupeyeron
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