A Prophet [Blu-ray] [2009]

  • SKU: 1029803
  • Release Date: 08/03/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Delve into the criminal underworld with commentary, deleted scenes, rehearsal footage


A Prophet
An impressionable and vulnerable Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed outside of the bars, in this violent melodrama from French succès d'estime Jacques Audiard (The Beat That My Heart Skipped). Tahar Rahim stars as Malik El Djebena, a petty criminal incarcerated for six years. Once inside and subjected to all of the standard brutalities that most prisoners endure, he is quickly educated in the "ways" of the prison, an institution torn violently between gangs of Corsicans and Arabs. The head Corsican thug, César Luciani (Niels Arestrup), offers Malik an ultimatum: either he rubs out an Arab inmate named Reyeb (Hichem Yacoubi), or he himself dies. Not only does Malik succeed with the hit, he earns the begrudging respect of the other prisoners, and -- after securing several days' release for good behavior -- uses off-time to forge a deeper and more multi-layered network of criminal ties than he ever dreamed possible. But as his own power and confidence grow, they threaten to outstrip César's own insistence on submission and obedience at all costs. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tahar Rahim
    Tahar Rahim - Malik El Djebena
  • Niels Arestrup
    Niels Arestrup - César Luciani
  • Adel Bencherif
    Adel Bencherif - Ryad
  • Reda Kateb
    Reda Kateb - Jordi le gitan
  • Hichem Yacoubi
    Hichem Yacoubi - Reyeb

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Must-Add To Your Independent Movie Collection

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    This is one of those sleeper independent movies (specifically French), which have a lot of amazing actors who are not so well known. This is not a typical "Goes to prison...comes out educated" type of film. This is much more grittier, realistic. Tahar Rahimplays Malik, who enters the prison system for assaulting a police officer, and we see his shocking experiences which lead to some rather amazing consequences. This is a must-see movie. I've noticed the price on this is very affordable, so put this on your list!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Of The Best Movies... EVER!

    • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

    Really enjoyed this. The story is amazing. The acting is phenomenal. The dramatic scenes are intense and outstanding. It's a must see. Totally shocked at how great this was. I have no problem comparing it to the Godfather or especially Scarface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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