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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (original title)
In Paris, a Turkish shop owner befriends a Jewish boy in his mid-teens.

Director:

François Dupeyron

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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 Lola Naymark ... Myriam
Anne Suarez ... Sylvie
Mata Gabin Mata Gabin ... Fatou
Céline Samie 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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turkish | love | jewish | boy | friend | See All (171) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | Turkish

Release Date:

9 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsieur Ibrahim See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$531,320 (France), 19 September 2003

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,696, 16 February 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,823,837, 1 August 2004
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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: Slowness is the key of happiness.
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Connections

Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Excuse-Moi Partenaire {Cuttin' In}
Sung by Johnny Hallyday
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Witty, melancholic, funny, full of love and life
5 August 2004 | by IhadSee all my reviews

Seldom do I buy the book because I saw the movie. I did this time around and the book is even better than the movie albeit a bit too short, although throughout the book, you will always see Omar Sharif as Ibrahim.

I went to see this without knowing too much about it and from the very beginning it succeeded in drawing me right into Rue Bleu, it was as if I could almost smell it, feel it, touch it. Why? Because we care for the characters, we feel with them, through them. Omar Sharif is just stellar as Monsieur Ibrahim and carries the story with such an ease that it is a delight to watch.

One of the most powerful scenes for me was when Ibrahim confronts Momo about the stealing. There are more but I do not want to spoil it for you. "Ibrahim" is an emotional journey that you have to be willing to make. If you do you will be well rewarded.

Highly recommendable. 9/10


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