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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
"Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 April 2004 (USA)
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In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

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Le père de 'Momo'
Isabelle Renauld ...
La mère de 'Momo'
Lola Naymark ...
Myriam
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Céline Samie ...
Eva
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Le vendeur voiture
Guillaume Rannou ...
Le realisateur
Manuel Le Lièvre ...
Le moniteur auto-école (as Manuel Lelièvre)
Daniel Znyk ...
Le gendarme
Françoise Armelle ...
La maitresse d'école
Sylvie Herbert ...
L'eximinateur
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Storyline

In a street called Blue in a very poor neighborhood in Paris, Monsieur Ibrahim is an old Muslim Turkish owner of a small market. He becomes friend of the teenager Jewish Moises, tenderly nicknamed Momo, who lives with his father in a small apartment on the other side of the street. Monsieur Ibrahim gives paternal love and teaches the knowledge of the Qur'an to the boy, receiving in return love and respect. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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turkish | love | jewish | boy | friend | See All (171) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$531,320 (France) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$2,823,837 (USA) (30 July 2004)
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Momo: When are you going to adopt me?
Monsieur Ibrahim: Tomorrow if you like.
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Witty, melancholic, funny, full of love and life
5 August 2004 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Seldom do I buy the book because I saw the movie. I did this time around and the book is even better than the movie albeit a bit too short, although throughout the book, you will always see Omar Sharif as Ibrahim.

I went to see this without knowing too much about it and from the very beginning it succeeded in drawing me right into Rue Bleu, it was as if I could almost smell it, feel it, touch it. Why? Because we care for the characters, we feel with them, through them. Omar Sharif is just stellar as Monsieur Ibrahim and carries the story with such an ease that it is a delight to watch.

One of the most powerful scenes for me was when Ibrahim confronts Momo about the stealing. There are more but I do not want to spoil it for you. "Ibrahim" is an emotional journey that you have to be willing to make. If you do you will be well rewarded.

Highly recommendable. 9/10


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