A Prophet 2009

A Prophet (French: Un prophète) is a 2009 French crime film directed by Jacques Audiard. Audiard claims that the film aims at “creating icons, images for people who don’t have images, the Arabs in France,” though he also had stated that the film “has nothing to do with his vision of society,” and is a work of fiction.

Plot: Sentenced to six years in prison, young man Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison he falls under the sway of a Corsican Mafia group, led by Luciani, who enforce their rule in the prison. Malik toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group. He follows Luciani’s orders to kill prisoner Reyeb. Luciani arranges 12-hour leaves for Malik, in which Luciani sends him on missions, including murder. Malik learns how to read and write, and uses all his intelligence to discreetly develop his own network. His power grows and finally he is no longer on Luciani’s side.

Cast
* Tahar Rahim as Malik El Djebena
* Niels Arestrup as César Luciani
* Alaa Oumouzoune as Rebelled prisoner
* Adel Bencherif as Ryad
* Gilles Cohen as Prof




Watch A Prophet 2009 Trailer