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8.9

A Prophet (2009)

Un prophète
Running time: 150 min | Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller, Prison drama
A Prophet

Synopsis

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read not write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of “missions” to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader’s confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans.

Ranking

IMDb
7.9
Metacritic
9
Rotten Tomatoes
9.7

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Goya

Best European Film
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Film Not in the English Language:
WINNER

César Award

Best Director (Jacques Audiard)
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Leading Actor (Tahar Rahim)
WINNER
Best Cinematography
WINNER
Best Supporting Actor (Niels Arestrup)
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actor (Tahar Rahim)
WINNER
Best Production Design
WINNER
Best Picture
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actor (Adel Bencherif)
NOMINATED
Best Music (Score)
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Costume
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best European Film
NOMINATED

Independent Spirit

Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

Cannes Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize
WINNER
Golden Palm - Best Film
NOMINATED

Seville Film Festival

Audience Award
WINNER

Details

Original title

Un prophète

Director

Jacques Audiard

Producer

Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinéma, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams, Canal +, Cinecinema, Why Not Pro, Canal+

Running time

150 min

Screenwriter

Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain (Idea: Abdel Raouf Dafri)

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography

Stéphane Fontaine

Year

2009

Country

France France

Box Office

Budget

€12,000,000

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