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Release Date:
29 August 2003 (Italy) See more »
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In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Saint Ibrahim See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Omar Sharif ... Monsieur Ibrahim Deneji

Pierre Boulanger ... Moses 'Momo' Schmitt

Gilbert Melki ... Le père de 'Momo'
Isabelle Renauld ... La mère de 'Momo'
Lola Naymark ... Myriam
Anne Suarez ... Sylvie
Mata Gabin ... Fatou
Céline Samie ... Eva

Isabelle Adjani ... La star

Guillaume Gallienne ... 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
Claude Merlin ... Le notaire
Pascal Vincent ... Le bouquiniste
Tessa Volkine ... Myriam's Mother
Marie-Sophie Ahmadi ... Nadia
Maryse Deol ... L'employer administrative #1
Gérard Bôle du Chaumont ... L'employer administrative #2
François Toumarkine ... L'employer administrative #3
Sylvie Debrun ... L'employer administrative #4
Önder K. Açikbas ... Motocycliste
Jérémy Sitbon ... 'Momo' 8 ans

Éric Caravaca ... 'Momo' 30 ans

Directed by
François Dupeyron 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
François Dupeyron  writer
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt  novel "Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran"
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt  screenplay "Coran"

Produced by
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Rémy Chevrin 
 
Film Editing by
Dominique Faysse 
 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Katia Wyszkop 
 
Set Decoration by
Sandrine Mauvezin 
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Bouchard 
 
Makeup Department
Fabienne Bressan .... key hair stylist
Cédric Chami .... hair stylist: Ms. Adjani
Christophe Giraud .... assistant makeup artist
Marie-Pierre Hattabi .... hair stylist
Thierry Lécuyer .... makeup artist
Muriel Martin .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Philippe Baisadouli .... unit manager
Francis Barrois .... production manager
Loïc Jouanjan .... trainee unit manager
Pierre Jouille .... assistant unit manager
Annie France Kaempf .... post-production supervisor
Damien Lutringer .... trainee unit manager
Pierre Vaysse .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Inès de la Bévière .... second assistant director
Patrick Delabrière .... first assistant director
Marie-Pierre Vau .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Didier Beauland .... carpenter
Tristan Bivaud .... carpenter
Thierry Champenois .... carpenter
Marc Fivel .... carpenter
Tristan Girault .... property master
Alexandra Lassen .... assistant art director
Guillaume Legrand .... painter
Michel Masson .... painter
Sandrine Mauvezin .... set dresser (as Alexandrine Mauvezin)
Franck Morel .... painter (as Frank Morel)
Christine Rey .... plasterer
Patricia Robin .... painter
Marie Rossignol .... key painter
Marc Rovere .... assistant set dresser
Jean-François Sega .... key carpenter
Didier Touvais .... carpenter
Rimsky Vidal .... painter
 
Sound Department
Katia Boutin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
François de Morant .... sound mixer
Jean Dubreuil .... sound editor
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Jean-Louis Lebras .... boom operator (as Jean-Louis Le Bras)
Alain Lévy .... post-synchronisation
Laurent Lévy .... foley artist
Françoise Maulny .... assistant post-synchronization
François Maurel .... sound
Fred Messa .... boom operator
Francis Perrard .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Isabelle Tat .... assistant post-synchronization
 
Visual Effects by
Fabien Coupez .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Arpajou .... still photographer
Nail Aydin .... key grip
Franck Barrault .... gaffer
Pierre Chevrin .... first assistant camera
Antonin Gendre .... key grip
Frederic Halbutier .... electrician (as Frédéric Halbutier)
Julien Humeau .... additional grip
Elin Kirschfink .... first assistant camera
Renaud Monziers .... grip trainee (as Renaud Monzies)
Laurent Pauty .... second assistant camera
Christian Petrucelli .... additional grip
Yvan Quehec .... electrician
Carlos Ribeiro .... additional grip
Mathieu Ungaro .... grip
François-Xavier Walter .... grip
 
Casting Department
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting
Yvan-Scott Ducourau .... casting assistant
Lofti Mokdad .... extras casting
Yann Le Boucher .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anne-Sophie Daniel .... wardrobe assistant
Virginie Le Metayer .... costumer
Isabelle Ledit .... wardrobe assistant
Bernard Minne .... wardrobe assistant
Laurence Royer .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Elise Fievet .... assistant editor
Hervé Gouband .... color timer
Fabienne Morel .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music producer
 
Other crew
Christèle Bonnard .... production administrator
Nicole Cobac .... production administrator
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor
Nana Otte .... production secretary
Robert Polonia .... groupman
Joëlle Rignault .... assistant production administrator
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Christian Thurot .... groupman
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sexual content
Runtime:
Canada:94 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:95 min | Argentina:96 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Quotes:
Momo:Arab means open from 8 til midnight, even Sunday.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Contempt (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet Little SixteenSee more »

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31 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Saint Ibrahim, 3 September 2004

Paris, France. Late 50's/early 60's. Momo is a teenager who lives alone with his father in some poor and decadent neighborhood, full of prostitutes and where people of any race and religion live together. He's a jew but he doesn't care that much about religion and what it means. In fact, he can only think about girls and sex; but he girls of his same age wouldn't have sex with him; so he hires a prostitute (and he gets keen of that -so much that he'll become close friends of some of the hookers of his street-). However, his life ain't easy at all: her mother went away years ago, his father doesn't love him ... and it's getting harder everyday; but he finds comfort and friendship in Ibrahim, a Turkish shopkeeper that will become the most relevant figure in Momo's life.

"Monsieur Ibrahim" is a movie about tolerance, about friendship, about real commitment. Every sentence that Ibrahim says to Momo is full of wisdom and simplicity; they're just like darts to be stick in the eye of every single fanatic, racist, and intolerant person in this world. It's a movie about kicking out prejudices. A Jew and a Muslim who love each other, who respect each other, who listen each other. Too wonderful to be true.

The story is constructed in two parts: the inner/initiative trip of Momo, his discovering of sex and love, his discovering of the huge wisdom that Ibrahim and wants to share with the young boy; and the car trip to Turkey together with Monsieur Ibrahim in which he'll learn about different cultures, and religions, and the different ways of life here and there, all along Europe till they get to Ibrahim's birthplace: some little village in the mountains of Turkey.

The film it's been filmed with the same simplicity that Ibrahim shows in his personal philosophy, with a sober and rather neo-realistic style. Young Pierre Boulanger (Momo) gives the perfect reply to Omar Sharif (Ibrahim), an outstanding actor in state of grace. It's a pity that Mr. Sharif had made too many bad films in the last 30 years. His talent has no limits, and this calm serene and tender Ibrahim proves it. I dare to say this is his best performance (and maybe his best film) since Doctor Zhivago.

My rate: 8/10

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