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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
Anne Suarez ...
Mata Gabin ...
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 ...
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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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Quotes

Momo: When are you going to adopt me?
Monsieur Ibrahim: Tomorrow if you like.
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Adapted and Performed by Ritchie Valens from a traditional Mexican folk song
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Great inspirational film!!
28 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This film is a wonderful example of how one can choose to be a victim or a hero in life! The abrupt start to the movie lets one see the boy's situation immediately. Using the grocery money given to him by his father, he goes searching for his first sexual experience among the prostitutes he observes from the window of his apartment. He is unsupervised, self-sufficient, curious and in desperate need of guidance. The shopkeeper who has been in this boy's life longer than the boy realizes, steps in to be the uplifting and guiding force for him. Initially, I felt a little troubled by the use of the two religions and putting one in a less-kind light. However, I realized that the viewpoint had nothing to do with the religion, rather with the person and how they chose to deal with their life. I will recommend this movie to many people!


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