- Original title
- Running time
- 150 min.
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain (Idea: Abdel Raouf Dafri)
Why Not Pro / Chic Films / Page 114 / France 2 Cinema / UGC Images / BIM Distribuzione / Celluloid Dreams / Canal+ / Cinecinema
Thriller. Drama | Prison Drama. Crime
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize
: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Languaje Film
: European Film Awards: Best Actor, Award excelencia (Sound). 6 Nominations
: 9 Awards Cesar, including Best Movie, Director and Actor (Tahar Rahim)
: Sevilla Film Festival: Audience Award
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Goya: Nominated for Best European Film
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Niels Arestrup)
2010: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. 2 Nominations
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
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