A prophet

A prophet

DVD - 2010 | French
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Malik el Djebena, who is condemned to six years in prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Branch Call Number: DVD Prophet
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Miller1114
Feb 18, 2017

This movie is brutal and violent. It showcases the distinct racial and cultural discrimination in prisons. It also shows how a seemingly non violent offender can quickly become swept up in the racial and cultural factions in prison. If you want to deter your kids from a life of crime show them this film.

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DeannaF
Nov 08, 2016

This film plummets the viewer into the underworld of French prison gangs and chronicles how Malik a petty, young, criminal is "trained" and "groomed" for his life of criminal survival. Current events in France come to mind as I watched it. Gripping, too true!

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geomillar
May 06, 2014

Another gripping film from France with Arabic links.

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0cho
Apr 24, 2014

An interesting look into a French prison. Not the most amazing movie but not bad.

btmslt Oct 11, 2013

This movie shows the interdependence of gangs and prison in Francein a dramatic fashion.

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sdelao
Feb 04, 2013

Great Film!

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jimg2000
Jan 01, 2013

An epic story about a young man's journey which began as a 19 year old prisoner to become a "God Father" organized crime figure when he was released at the end of his six year jail term.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 24, 2012

This prison/gangster drame is long at 2.5 hours. Acting by the young actor playing Malik, the 19-year old thrown into prison for some petty crime, was excellent. Plenty of violence, sex and foul languages here. It is excellent contemporary French cinema. You do need patience to sit through the entire film to fully appreciate it.

Green_Bird_203 Jun 27, 2012

Good acting, but overlong for the prison story.

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Vivica
Jun 18, 2012

Intense, riveting, excellent - once watched, you won't forget it...may not be everybody's "cup of tea" - very raw.

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bdls206
Jun 27, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Jun 27, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Jun 27, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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GHN
Oct 28, 2010

Violence: some short scenes are extremely violent.

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GHN
Oct 28, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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GHN
Oct 28, 2010

Sexual Content: It contains some brief scenes of explicit sex.

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Jun 27, 2011

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GHN
Oct 28, 2010

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bdls206
Jun 27, 2011

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

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