A Prophet: DVD Review
Released by Sony
Winner of the Grand Jury
prize in 2009 at Cannes,A Prophet clearly deserves its accolades.
This is the tale of Malik, (Tahar Rahim) a 19 year old
French Arab sentenced to 6 years in jail.
himself in over his head initially, Malik is ordered to kill a Mafia informant
by the Mob inside the prison - or forfeit his own life.
With no choice, Malik carries out the crime and subsequently finds he
rises through thr ranks of the Mafia inside the jail. Pretty soon, Malik is a
pivotal part of life behind bars - but soon realizes that there will come a time
when he's leaving jail to embark on the next stage of his life.
A Prophet is a sophisticated, restrained and sensitive
drama with a wonderful central performance from Tahar Rahim.
It's deeply compelling, richly rewarding and gripping from beginning
This is a film to be treasured.
Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary
and rehearsal footage.