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Crime Drama Foreign
150 min.
Release Date
February 26, 2010 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
August 3, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
150 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material

Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read not write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of "missions" to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader's confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast... Full synopsis »

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Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Jacques Audiard's A Prophet (Un prophète), about a young Arab man who is sentenced to six years in prison, is a moving, enthralling piece of work that wholeheartedly delivers on its promise of crime, drama and suspense. Full movie review »
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