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The Resource Un prophète : a prophet, Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114, Why Not Productions présentent ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams ; avec la participation de France2, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre national de la cinématographie ; un film de Jacques Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard ; d'après un scenario original de Abdel Raouf Dafri et Nicolas Peufaillit ; producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Alix Raynaud, Marco Cherqui, Lauranne Bourrachot, (DVD)

Un prophète : a prophet, Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114, Why Not Productions présentent ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams ; avec la participation de France2, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre national de la cinématographie ; un film de Jacques Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard ; d'après un scenario original de Abdel Raouf Dafri et Nicolas Peufaillit ; producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Alix Raynaud, Marco Cherqui, Lauranne Bourrachot, (DVD)

Label
Un prophète : a prophet
Title
Un prophète
Title remainder
a prophet
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114, Why Not Productions présentent ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams ; avec la participation de France2, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre national de la cinématographie ; un film de Jacques Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard ; d'après un scenario original de Abdel Raouf Dafri et Nicolas Peufaillit ; producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Alix Raynaud, Marco Cherqui, Lauranne Bourrachot
Title variation
Prophet
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • fre
  • eng
  • por
  • spa
  • fre
Summary
El Djebena, Malik. #35-114T. How a does a timid boy become a violent gangster? Like this. Sentenced to six years in prison, 19-year-old Malik has his sneakers stolen right off his feet during his first venture into the exercise yard. Caught between the Corsican and Arab-Muslim factions, Malik--a bilingual, French-born Arab and non-observant Muslim--winds up being seen by the Corsicans as an Arab and by the Arabs as a Corsican. To survive, Malik works as an errand boy for the sinister Corsican crime boss who dominates the prison, César Luciani. Malik's intelligence comes to his aid--before long, he can speak to (or eavesdrop on) everyone in the prison. He does what he must to survive, including studying his boss carefully, warily making and then implementing his own plans. When Malik emerges from prison he is a man of the new Europe--albeit a criminal--a polite, industrious, and thoroughly self-made man
Awards note
Winner, 2009 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury--Jacques Audiard ; 2010 César Awards (France) for Meilleurs décors [Best Production Design]--Michel Barthélémy; Meilleur montage [Best Editing]--Juliette Welfling; Meilleure photographie [Best Cinematography]--Stéphane Fontaine; Meilleur scénario original [Best Writing-Original]--Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Nicolas Peufaillit; Meilleur acteur dans un second rôle [Best Supporting Actor]--Niels Arestrup; Meilleur espoir masculin [Most Promising Actor] and Meilleur acteur [Best Actor]--Tahar Rahim; Meilleur réalisateur [Best Director]--Jacques Audiard; Meilleur film [Best Film]--Pascal Caucheteux (produceur), Grégoire Sorlat (produceur), Marco Cherqui (produceur), Jacques Audiard (director) ; 2010 BAFTA Film Award for Best Film Not in the English Language--Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Image [cinematography], Stephane Fontaine ; montage [editor], Juliette Welfling ; musique originale, Alexandre Desplat ; decors [production design], Michel Barthelemy ; costumes, Virginie Montel ; conseillers technique [technical advisors], Jean-Michel Correia, Erick Aouchard ; traduction et rèpétitions en corse, Danièlle Giorico ; traduction en arabe, Okacha Touita, Orphèe Salvy-Guide ; translated by Andrew Litvack
Date time place
Originally produced as a French motion picture in 2009
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language, and drug material; Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
Language note
In French, dubbed Spanish or Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or Portuguese
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.P76 2010
PerformerNote
Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb, Hichem Yacoubi, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Pierre Leccia, Antoine Basler, Foued Nassah, Jean-Emmanuel Pagni, Frederic Graziani
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1964-
  • 1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Audiard, Jacques
  • Bidegain, Thomas
  • Dafri, Abdel Raouf
  • Peufaillit, Nicolas
  • Caucheteux, Pascal
  • Raynaud, Alix
  • Cherqui, Marco
  • Bourrachot, Lauranne
  • Rahim, Tahar
  • Arestrup, Niels
  • Bencherif, Adel
  • Kateb, Reda
  • Yacoubi, Hichem
  • Ricci, Jean-Philippe
  • Cohen, Gilles
  • Leccia, Pierre
  • Basler, Antoine
  • Nassah, Foued
  • Pagni, Jean-Emmanuel
  • Graziani, Frederic
  • Fontaine, Stéphane
  • Welfling, Juliette
  • Desplat, Alexandre
  • Barthélémy, Michel
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Chic Films
  • Page 114 (Firm)
  • Why Not Productions Inc
  • France 2 cinéma (Firm)
  • UGC Images (Firm)
  • BIM Distribuzione
  • Celluloid Dreams (Firm)
  • France 2
  • Studio Canal+
  • Cinécinéma (Firm)
  • Centre national de la cinématographie (France)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
155
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  • Prisons
  • Murder
  • Extortion
  • Prison gangs
  • Drug traffic
  • Prisons
  • Prison psychology
  • Young men
  • Male friendship
  • Paris (France)
  • Marseille (France)
  • French language
  • Presos
  • Motion pictures, French
  • Foreign language films
  • Motion pictures
  • Presos
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Un prophète : a prophet, Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114, Why Not Productions présentent ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams ; avec la participation de France2, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre national de la cinématographie ; un film de Jacques Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard ; d'après un scenario original de Abdel Raouf Dafri et Nicolas Peufaillit ; producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Alix Raynaud, Marco Cherqui, Lauranne Bourrachot, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • D'après une idée originale de [After an original idea by] Abdel Raouf Dafri
  • Special features: Commentary with director Jacques Audiard, actor Tahar Rahim and co-writer Thomas Bidegain [audio feature]; Deleted scenes (11 min.); Rehearsal footage (9 min.); Screen tests (5 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn612432943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (155 min.)
Isbn
0433963435662
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 34356
  • 35789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)612432943
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital sound; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Un prophète : a prophet, Sony Pictures Classics ; Chic Films, Page 114, Why Not Productions présentent ; une coproduction Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114, France 2 Cinema, UGC Images, BIM Distribuzione, Celluloid Dreams ; avec la participation de France2, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre national de la cinématographie ; un film de Jacques Audiard ; scénario, Thomas Bidegain et Jacques Audiard ; d'après un scenario original de Abdel Raouf Dafri et Nicolas Peufaillit ; producers, Pascal Caucheteux, Alix Raynaud, Marco Cherqui, Lauranne Bourrachot, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • D'après une idée originale de [After an original idea by] Abdel Raouf Dafri
  • Special features: Commentary with director Jacques Audiard, actor Tahar Rahim and co-writer Thomas Bidegain [audio feature]; Deleted scenes (11 min.); Rehearsal footage (9 min.); Screen tests (5 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Previews (8 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn612432943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (155 min.)
Isbn
0433963435662
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 34356
  • 35789
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)612432943
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital sound; anamorphic widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio
Video recording format
DVD

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