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Un prophète

(DVD - 2010 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Un prophète
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Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own.
Title: Un prophète
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (155 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: CPL DVD# 6049077
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features include commentary, deleted scenes, reharsal footage, screen tests, theatrica trailer.
Summary: Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language, and drug material.
Local Note: 6 15 27 53 60 64 68 73 79 109 112 118 122 133 148 149 172 210 211 226 231 242 245 250 262
Alternate Title: Title on container: Prophet
Statement of Responsibility: Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114 and Why Not Productions ; un film de Jacqaues Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard
Credits: Cinematography, Stephane Fontaine ; editor, Juliette Welfling ; music, Alexandre Desplat.
Performers: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb.
System Details: DVD, widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1.
Other Language: French, Portuguese or Spanish dialogue with optional English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Prisons Drama Prison gangs Drama.
Genre/Form: Prison films.
Fiction films.
DVD-Video discs-2010.
Video, French-2010.
Feature films-2010.
Topical Term: Prisons
Prison gangs
Publisher No: 34356
35789
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Apr 24, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An interesting look into a French prison. Not the most amazing movie but not bad.

Oct 11, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This movie shows the interdependence of gangs and prison in Francein a dramatic fashion.

Jun 27, 2012
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good acting, but overlong for the prison story.

May 26, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Foreign prison/gangster movie. Very realistic and brutal at times. I wanted to like it more than I did, but something was just missing for me. Felt overlong and underwhelming at times. The acting was pretty good, but there was never really a turning point or a feeling of closure to me. I think there were good concepts that just got lost in the shuffle of too many loose ends and plot points.

Oct 12, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great film. It is about a young man who is thrown into jail with nothing and graduates with an education in crime and life. It was a bit long, but kept me engaged the entire time. Great movie.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This movie is fast paced (especially for two and a half hours) and involving. It's well written and executed with great visual flare with some impressive direction. The acting is all top notch, and while this film is very violent it is not hard to watch. Although this one is definitely not for the faint of heart, as it is a very dark and somewhat disturbing tale. I would not compare this to the Godfather franchise in any way as several reviewers have done, but I would recommend this to fans of the Godfather and other gangster movies.

Feb 04, 2011
  • Tj2C rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I find that it cannot be compared to the classic "God Father"

Nov 08, 2010
  • joseph rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Must See – A Prophet (2009) 155 min. Incredibly interesting portrayal of gangster life inside a French prison pitting Middle Eastern Muslims and the Corsican mafia. Our young hero played beautifully by Tahar Rahim elicits our sympathy throughout as he has to do certain things completely against his will. This quality alone sets it apart from other films of this nature. Though realistic and thought provoking, the film also contains some horrific violent scenes; just a warning.

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Nov 01, 2012
  • gemini07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

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Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jun 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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