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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (original title)
R | | Comedy, Drama | 9 April 2004 (USA)
In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Le père de 'Momo'
Isabelle Renauld ...
La mère de 'Momo'
Lola Naymark ...
Myriam
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Mata Gabin ...
Céline Samie ...
Eva
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La star
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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 (170) »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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9 April 2004 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

To shoot the sunset scene at the place with the columns by the sea, actors and crew drove 12 hours from Istanbul, filmed the scene in the evening, then traveled another 12 hours back to Istanbul. In his DVD commentary, Omar Sharif describes this as the most exhausting day in his entire life. See more »

Quotes

Monsieur Ibrahim: To find out if a country is rich or poor, look at the bins. If there are bins and no rubbish, it's rich. If there's rubbish by the bins, it's neither rich nor poor... it's touristy. And if there's rubbish but no bins, then it's poor.
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Connections

Referenced in Kis Uykusu (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Excuse-Moi Partenaire {Cuttin' In}
Sung by Johnny Hallyday
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Nice Cheerful Little French Movie
26 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see the movie after reading very good reviews during last Venice Film Festival. It was generally described as a fairytale about tolerance and friendship - ant that's what it is. A fairytale Paris quarter, with fairytale 'putaines', a wise middle aged shopkeeper, a smart teenager - everyday life goes on with a little happiness, a little tragedy, nice period music, simple happy philosophy. The second half of the movie goes on-the-road - in a fairytale Turkey, though definitely more realistic than Paris. Omar Sharif is good, and Pierre Boulanger is even better. This film is perfect to spend a cheerful evening and it is a little joyful lesson on religious tolerance and friendship.


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