A Prophet

A Prophet

Tahar Rahim
Director: Jacques Audiard Cast: Tahar Rahim
Tahar Rahim
, Niels Arestrup
Niels Arestrup
, Adel Bencherif
Adel Bencherif
Jacques Audiard

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0043396343566
Original Release: 2009
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:35:00

Special Features

Delve into the criminal underworld with commentary; Deleted scenes; Rehearsal footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tahar Rahim Malik El Djebena
Niels Arestrup Cesar Luciani
Adel Bencherif Ryad
Reda Kateb Jordi le gitan
Hichem Yacoubi Reyeb
Jean-Philippe Ricci Vettorri
Gilles Cohen Prof
Antoine Basler Pilicci
Leila Bekhti Djamila
Pierre Leccia Sampierro
Foued Nassah Antaro
Jean-Emmanuel Pagni Santi
Frederic Graziani Chef detention
Slimane Dazi Lattrache

Technical Credits
Jacques Audiard Director,Screenwriter
Michel Barthelemy Art Director,Production Designer
Thomas Bidegain Screenwriter
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Marc Doisne Sound/Sound Designer
Stephane Fontaine Cinematographer
Jean-Paul Hurier Sound/Sound Designer
Virginie Montel Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederique Ney Makeup
Serge Onteniente Asst. Director
Richard Rousseau Costumes/Costume Designer
Brigitte Taillandier Sound/Sound Designer
Francis Wargnier Sound/Sound Designer
Juliette Welfling Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Prophet
1. Chapter 1 [5:46]
2. Chapter 2 [5:16]
3. Chapter 3 [5:00]
4. Chapter 4 [6:54]
5. Chapter 5 [6:40]
6. Chapter 6 [4:10]
7. Chapter 7 [3:53]
8. Chapter 8 [4:07]
9. Chapter 9 [7:19]
10. Chapter 10 [5:52]
11. Chapter 11 [6:38]
12. Chapter 12 [6:59]
13. Chapter 13 [5:04]
14. Chapter 14 [7:17]
15. Chapter 15 [3:29]
16. Chapter 16 [7:38]
17. Chapter 17 [:26]
18. Chapter 18 [3:54]
19. Chapter 19 [4:08]
20. Chapter 20 [7:15]
21. Chapter 21 [6:05]
22. Chapter 22 [6:06]
23. Chapter 23 [6:48]
24. Chapter 24 [4:11]
25. Chapter 25 [4:29]
26. Chapter 26 [4:01]
27. Chapter 27 [3:16]
28. Chapter 28 [2:48]

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