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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.

Director:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Mata Gabin ... Fatou
Céline Samie ... Eva
Isabelle Adjani ... La star
Guillaume Gallienne ... Le vendeur voiture
Guillaume Rannou Guillaume Rannou ... Le realisateur
Manuel Le Lièvre Manuel Le Lièvre ... Le moniteur auto-école (as Manuel Lelièvre)
Daniel Znyk Daniel Znyk ... Le gendarme
Françoise Armelle Françoise Armelle ... La maitresse d'école
Sylvie Herbert 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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Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Screen tests of Pierre Boulanger and Omar Sharif were shot in three grocery shops in Paris. 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 Winter Sleep (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Little Sixteen
Written by Chuck Berry
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User Reviews

Monsieur Ibrahim and the "missing wisdom"
15 September 2004 | by fady_gamalSee all my reviews

It's a smooth tender story of a boy who tries to find the real meaning of life which he hadn't experienced yet. A Jewish boy, who didn't know any thing about his religion, with a miserable family life, all his aim from the beginning just to enjoy his a life as much as possible. He has been led to know Ibrahim and to recognize his special method in living, his concepts, his past and aims... I guess that Quran in this film is not meant to be "the Muslims holy book", but to be "the missing wisdom" that's must be found in one's life to live his time in a comfortable correct way, and that you must have a concept for your life style. As we see, the boy begins to sip this culture and he found the lost peace and love that he was badly needing them. After the death of Ibrahim, he vividly took his place in the store adopting his way of thinking and his life style. Omar Sharif (which has an Egyptian origin) was superb, also Pierre Boulanger was marvelous especially his way in expressing his inner feelings. The directing technique helps the feeling of 'involving' in the film atmosphere. One of the best movies at all.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Turkish

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Turkey

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,823,890

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,364,836
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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