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17 September 2003 (France) 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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religion of love and patience - explaining the plot to the evil-minded See more (55 total) »

Cast

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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
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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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Monsieur Ibrahim:They spin around their hearts because God is there.See more »
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References Contempt (1963)See more »
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55 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
religion of love and patience - explaining the plot to the evil-minded, 5 April 2005
Author: Boris Todorov (boris_todorov@hotmail.com) from Seoul, South Korea

This is a reply to a couple of rather rash and inconsiderate comments above, done by people who apparently not only live in a world of hatred and mistrust but cannot even assess the obvious messages in an easy-going, unambiguous and outspoken story.

This movie has nothing to do with RELIGIOUS PROPAGANDA! Mr Ibrahim does NOT at any point try to proselytize Moise. Moise does NOT change his name, does NOT change religion and does NOT deny his roots. He was adopted for personal, and not confessional reasons.

The author of the novel upon which the movie is based is a French Jew by the same name as the main character. This quite easily explains why the boy had to be Jewish and not, let's say, Christian, for that matter. To see propaganda here is a proof of bad taste.

Momo was poor and an obviously bad student - he had no bright future which to sacrifice, that is why he settled himself with the grocery store, not because he was proselytized to adopt Arab ways.

Mr Ibrahim made it quite clear that his wisdom does not come from the Koran, but from life, he was a half-literate man, he led a secluded life, he attended no prayers, he did not speak of the Prophet or whoever. He quoted the Koran only on matters of love because this is what interested him. What Mr Ibrahim knew "was in his Koran", which apparently escaped the attention of the paranoic Muslim-haters above, were the two flowers (hey, they are part of the title of the movie!), a remembrance of his long-dead wife and love of his life.

This was a movie about how religious messages may be perceived in a spirit of love and harmony with the world and not in terms of self-seclusion, mutual suspicion and hatred. Yes, the visits to the churches and mosques were a little too naively funny to be convincing, but the message was easy to grasp - there is A LEVEL OF PERSONAL RECEPTION of religious messages, the "inner religion" about which young Moise was wondering what it meant, which is equally easy to approach by all adepts to all confessions.

I actually did not like the movie that much - the plot was partly lame and too fairy-tale-like for such a "show-life-as-it-is" kind of movie. But I felt obliged to write this comment in order to defend it against undeserved xenophobic slanders.

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