A Prophet

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group."

Overall Ranking: 214 (Rank from 2009: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Head In A Vice Tyson Carter90(full review)
David Baruffi88
Dan O'Neill85(full review)

People Involved

  • Tahar Rahim (Malik El Djebena)
  • Niels Arestrup (César Luciani)
  • Adel Bencherif (Ryad)
  • Hichem Yacoubi (Reyeb)
  • Reda Kateb (Jordi)
  • Jean-Philippe Ricci (Vettori)
  • Gilles Cohen (Prof)
  • Antoine Basler (Pilicci)
  • Pierre Leccia (Sampierro)
  • Foued Nassah (Antaro)
  • Jean-Emmanuel Pagni (Santi)
  • Frédéric Graziani (Prison Warden)
  • Leïla Bekhti (Djamila)
  • Rabah Loucif (Maliks Lawyer)
  • Jacques Audiard (Director)