A Prophet

Release February 26, 2010 (Limited)
Cast Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Antoine Basler, Leïla Bekhti, Foued Nassah, Jean-Emmanuel Pagni, Frédéric Graziani, Slimane Dazi
Director Jacques Audiard
Writer Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard
Genres Crime, Drama
Studio Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media
Length 150 mins.
Website SonyClassics.com/AProphet


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.

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