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A Prophet [Un prophète] 18 rating

Jacques Audiard’s award-winning crime drama chronicles the rites of passage and eventual rise to power of a young French Arab. Tough, taut, truthful.

Crime 2009 156 mins

Director: Jacques Audiard


Blending brutality and tenderness, realism and poetry, Jacques Audiard’s drama chronicles the experiences of a young French Arab striving to survive murderous power struggles in a prison dominated by Corsicans and Arabs. Tahar Rahim excels as the canny protagonist, but it is the deft depiction of the cruel social and psychological realities of prison life that brings depth to a gripping yarn.