Un prophète

France

Synopsis

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read nor 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...

Director's Biography

Filmography:
2009 A PROPHET
2005 THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED
2001 READ MY LIPS
1996 A SELF-MADE HERO
1994 SEE HOW THEY FALL
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Jacques Audiard

Written by: Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit, Jacques Audiard

Cinematography: Stéphane Fontaine

Sound Design: Marc Doisne, Jean-Paul Hurier, Francis Wargnier, Brigitte Taillandier

Main Cast: Tahar Rahim (Malik El Djebena), Niels Arestrup (César Luciani), Adel Bencherif (Ryad), Reda Kateb (Jordi le gitan), Hichem Yacoubi (Reyeb)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2009
  • European Film Academy Prix d'Excellence 2009
  • European Film 2009
  • European Director 2009
  • European Screenwriter 2009
  • European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma 2009
  • Feature Film Selection 2009