- Language: French
- Subtitles: English, French, German
- Dubbed: German
- Region: Region A/1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
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- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- ASIN: B002BWP3UM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,467 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
A Prophet [Blu-ray]
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Item Type: BLU-RAY DVD Movie
Item Rating: R
Street Date: 08/03/10
Wide Screen: yes
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Foreign Film: yes
Full Frame: no
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Top Customer Reviews
This is one of the better prison crime dramas I have seen. It seemed extremely realistic, although to be honest I have never been to a French prison. The subtitles wasn't so much as an issue as was the length of the film: 155 minutes. I was well into the film before I realized how long it was. If you use the first fast forward speed the subtitles still appear.
F-bomb, sex, nudity (male and female) some homosexual references, killing and blood.
like they say when you do the Crime you definitely have to do the time,
my goodness they haven't spare or left out any thing in this movie,this is real as it gets,you'll see.
Don't Even Close Your Eyes. UN Prophète [A Prophet]
Runtime 156 Minutes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
There are some wonderful moments, the protagonist turns down a free prostitute for a chance to enjoy a beach for a few minutes in his bare feet, the audience realizing that he has probably never been on a beach in his life. And some unintentional hilarity, where we see that even in a brutal French prison they still get their baguettes delivered.
The social themes and messages are subtle. Obviously the difficulty of integrating the Arab/Muslim culture in the French/Catholic host culture is one of the themes.
At 2 1/2 hours it took me several gut-wrenching nights to watch, but totally worth it. Acting throughout is wonderful and the ending is well-earned and leaves a thread of redemption and hope. Please give Un Prophete a chance.
compared to - 'The Godfather' and 'Goodfellas' - it's still an
excellent, complex prison drama that works on multiple levels;
personal, emotional, political, social.
A young, blank slate 19 year old Muslim is put in prison with hardened
lifers and mobsters. In keeping alive and making connections he grows
ever smarter but ever colder.
Some truly disturbing scenes, and the implied political issues of
immigrants and people who fit in nowhere bring a different twist to the
gangster epic, while commenting a lot of current issues in society at
I also admired Audiard finding a unique style in a genre that has been
done so many times. And the performances by the two leads are truly
At 155 minutes the film feels a bit long, and the 2nd half has a few
needlessly confusing twists and turns on a plot level, but all that
faded on 2nd viewing.