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A Prophet (also know as Un prophète) full movie is released on Mar 26, 2010. Watch A Prophet online - the French Crime movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $17,874,044. A Prophet is directed by Jacques Audiard and created by Thomas Bidegain with Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup.

Nineteen year-old Franco-Algerian Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Algerian, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the specter of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration.

As know as:

Un prophète, Ein Prophet, Um Profeta, Prorok, Profitis

Release Date:

Feb 26, 2010

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 03, 2010


France, Italy


French, Arabic, Corsican

Stream Service:

Sony Pictures Classics

Production Companies:

Why Not Productions, Chic Films, Page 114

Gross worldwide:



Escaping the prison of life.


Deborah Ross
The Spectator
Usually, I don't much like films in which males throw violence at any problem that comes their way... But this is such an intensely mature piece of work featuring such intensely mature performances that I was too involved to let it bother me.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 30, 2018
Ed Koch
The Atlantic
A Prophet is not a fabulous film, but it is well worth seeing. Although it is 2 hours 29 minutes long and its story is not surprising, it is always riveting.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 13, 2018
Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine
But with its lush Alexandre Desplat score, deeply shadowed compositions, and fluid, understated camera movement, A Prophet is distinctly an Audiard construction.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 12, 2013

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