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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
[videorecording]
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 79 109 112 118 122 133 148 149 173 211 226 231 242 244 245 250 262
Alternate Title: Title on container: Prophet
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Report This 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.

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

Good acting, but overlong for the prison story.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

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

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

Report This 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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  • gemini07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

gemini07 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Report This 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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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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

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