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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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François Dupeyron

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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 »

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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

Having appeared in too many less than mediocre films, actor Omar Sharif had decided no longer to appear in films, because he didn't believe that he would be offered another meaningful role. He did, however, still read any scripts that were sent to him. And when he read the script for Monsieur Ibrahim, he immediately knew that he wanted to make the film. See more »

Quotes

Monsieur Ibrahim: Slowness is the key of happiness.
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Connections

References Contempt (1963) See more »

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Sweet Little Sixteen
Written by Chuck Berry
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Nice Cheerful Little French Movie
26 October 2003 | by Paolo_UKSee 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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