A Prophet


2h 35m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or 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 currently ruling the prison, he is giv

Film Details

Also Known As
Ein Prophet, En profet, O Profeta, Prerok, Profeetta, Prophet, Prophete, Prorok, Um Profeta, Un proph├Ęte, profeta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 35m

Synopsis

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or 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 currently ruling 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. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ein Prophet, En profet, O Profeta, Prerok, Profeetta, Prophet, Prophete, Prorok, Um Profeta, Un proph├Ęte, profeta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Film by the London Critics' Circle.

Winner of the 2009 award for Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Winner of the 2009 Orange Award for Best Foreign Language Film by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of the Best Film award at the 2009 London Film Festival.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter February 26, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States 2010

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-26, 2009.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) October 1-16, 2009.

Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 27-February 7, 2010.

Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American, Latin American and Australian distribution rights at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter February 26, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Nominated for the 2009 Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film by Film Independent (FIND).

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Pearls) September 18-26, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 4-7, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Spotlight on France) October 1-16, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at London Film Festival (Galas & Special Screenings) October 14-29, 2009.)

Released in United States 2010 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 27-February 7, 2010. )

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Spotlight: Narrative) January 21-31, 2010.)

The Country of France