A Prophet

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Original title
Un prophète
Running time
150 min.
France France
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain (Idea: Abdel Raouf Dafri)
Alexandre Desplat
Stéphane Fontaine
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Why Not Productions / Chic Films / Page 114 / France 2 Cinema / UGC / BIM Distribuzione / Celluloid Dreams / Canal+ / Cinecinema
Drama. Thriller | 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.
2009: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2009: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
2009: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize
2009: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Languaje Film
2009: European Film Awards: Best Actor, Award excelencia (Sound). 6 Nominations
2009: 9 Awards Cesar, including Best Movie, Director and Actor (Tahar Rahim)
2009: Sevilla Film Festival: Audience Award
2009: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2010: Goya: Nominated for Best European Film
2010: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Niels Arestrup)
2010: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. 2 Nominations
2010: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best International Independent Film
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