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A Prophet ()

Un prophète (original title)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

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Malik El Djebena
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César Luciani
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Ryad
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Jordi
Hichem Yacoubi ...
Reyeb
Jean-Philippe Ricci ...
Vettori
Gilles Cohen ...
Prof
Pierre Leccia ...
Sampierro
Antoine Basler ...
Pilicci
Foued Nassah ...
Antaro
Jean-Emmanuel Pagni ...
Santi
Frédéric Graziani ...
Chef de détention
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Djamila
Rabah Loucif ...
L'avocat de Malik
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Lattrache
Serge Onteniente ...
Le juge d'application des peines
Hervé Temime ...
Le procureur
Taha Lemaizi ...
Hassan
Mohamed Makhtoumi ...
Tarik
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Musulman couloir
Farid Larbi ...
Musulman couloir
Doula Niang ...
Musulman couloir
Mamadou Minte ...
Latif
Guillaume Verdier ...
Michka
Mourad Frarema ...
Khalid
Zohra Benali ...
Mère Mohamed
Sabar Kabbouchi ...
Travailleur social
Eric Badoc ...
Travailleur social
François De Courcelle ...
Travailleur social
Nathanaël Maïni ...
Garde Sampierro
Charles Maestracci ...
Corse
Laurent Blanquet ...
Corse
Jean-Pierre Guinebert ...
Corse
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Corse
Hakim Sid ...
Le chimique
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Un auxi
Mustapha Benstiti ...
Caillera
Alain Raymond ...
Gardien fouille
Franck Xabrame ...
Maton cour d'honneur
Didier de Backer ...
Gardien fouille
Patrick Mochen ...
Gardien fouille
Gilles Bellomi ...
Gardien
Malaïc Mekeri ...
Belmont
Fadil Kadri ...
Policier enquête
David Dupays ...
Policier commissariat
Arsène Benziane ...
L'Ours
Kamel Ferrat ...
Chauffeur de Lattrache
Karim Traikia ...
Collègue Lattrache
Cindy Danel ...
Sophie
Abdelaziz Mahtou ...
Mohamed Gazil
Alexandre de Seze ...
Chef du centre d'appels
Kamel Saadi ...
Arabe
Slim El Hedli ...
Arabe
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Arabe
Veronica Ghio ...
La blonde de Marbella
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christophe Aquillon ...
(as Chris Aquilon)
Sonia Hell ...
Une matonne (uncredited)
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Prisonnier rebelle (uncredited)
Laurent Mendy ...
Le basketteur (uncredited)
Franck Pech ...
Gardien de prison (uncredited)
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Prisonnier rebelle (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jacques Audiard

Written by

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Thomas Bidegain ... (screenplay) and
Jacques Audiard ... (screenplay)
 
Abdel Raouf Dafri ... (original screenplay) and
Nicolas Peufaillit ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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Lauranne Bourrachot ... producer
Martine Cassinelli ... producer
Pascal Caucheteux ... producer
Marco Cherqui ... producer
Antonin Dedet ... line producer
Paolo Nino Cence ... assistant producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Stéphane Fontaine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Juliette Welfling

Editorial Department

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Miguel Bejo ... telecine dailies colorist
Lionel Cassan ... assistant editor
Ornella Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Sophia Del-Vecchio ... digital conformation
Isabelle Julien ... colorist
Frederic Jupin ... digital conformation
Margot Meynier ... assistant editor
Sarah Zaanoun ... trainee editor

Casting By

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Mohamed Belhamar
Richard Rousseau

Production Design by

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Michel Barthélémy

Art Direction by

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Etienne Rohde

Set Decoration by

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Boris Piot

Costume Design by

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Virginie Montel

Makeup Department

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Laurence Boulet ... hair stylist
Alexandra Bredin ... hair stylist
Pierre Chavialle ... key hair stylist
Frédérique Ney ... key makeup artist
Emmanuel Pitois ... key special makeup effects and prosthetics
Alice Robert ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Aurélie Brenguier ... assistant unit manager
Claire Langmann ... unit production manager
Sandra Marinier ... assistant production manager
Paolo Nino Cence ... assistant production manager
Cyrille Pailles ... assistant production manager
Thomas Philip ... assistant unit manager
Alix Raynaud ... co-production manager
Thibault Spiral ... assistant unit manager
Thomas Spiral ... assistant unit manager
Augustin Werkoff ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Vincent Dachet ... second assistant director
Fred Grivois ... dream sequence director
Denis Kralj ... second assistant director: locations
Julie Navarre ... third assistant director
Serge Onteniente ... first assistant director (as Serge Oteniente)
Boris Vassallo ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Marie Eynard ... storyboard artist
Matthieu Genin ... set dresser
Karim Lagati ... assistant property master
Pascal Le Guellec ... assistant art director (as Pascal Leguellec)
Lionel Mathis ... assistant art director
Manuel Mougin ... property master
Anne Pelosi ... assistant art director
Thibaut Peschard ... assistant set dresser
Boris Piot ... set dresser
Xavière Protat ... third assistant art director
Geraldine Scaramela ... assistant property master
Martinus Van Lunen ... construction coordinator
Bruno Via ... assistant art director
Bruno Vitti ... propmaker

Sound Department

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Edouard d'Heucqueville ... sound mix technician
Marc Doisne ... re-recording mixer
Dominique Eyraud ... boom operator
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Michel Monier ... sound consultant: Dolby
Florian Penot ... assistant foley artist
Philippe Penot ... foley artist
Stephane Rabeau ... sound editor
Caroline Reynaud ... assistant sound editor
Cyrille Richard ... assistant sound editor
Rafael Ridao ... sound assistant
Brigitte Taillandier ... sound
Benjamin Viau ... foley recordist
Francis Wargnier ... sound editor
Marie Giustinati ... synchro rushes (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sebastien Alagnon ... special effects
Jean-Christophe Bourgeois ... special effects technician
Noel Chainbaux ... special effects assistant
David Luce ... special effects
Olivier Marais ... special effects
Julien Poncet de la Grave ... special effects supervisor
Olivier Robert ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Yoann Copinet ... vfx editor
Fabrice Fernandez ... digital compositor
Vincent Frei ... digital compositor
Sebastien Gombeaud-Saintonge ... flame artist: Mac Guff Ligne Paris
Amélie Guyot ... matchmover
Gaston Marcotti ... digital artist
Benoit Philippon ... digital compositor
Stephanie Saillard ... digital compositor: Mac Guff
Guillaume Schmitter ... I/O management: Mac Guff
Antonin Seydoux ... compositor
Martial Vallanchon ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Laurent Alexandre ... stunts
Malki Attar ... stunts
Affif Ben Badra ... stunts
Eddy Benguedih ... stunts
Serge Beuchat ... stunts
Delphine Boulay ... stunt driver
Stéphane Boulay ... stunt coordinator: car stunts
Damien Buffard ... stunts
Gil Demurger ... stunts
Jean-Jacques Desplanque ... stunts
Malik Diouf ... stunts
Jean-Jacques Domingues ... stunt driver
Mohamed Elachi ... stunts (as Mohamed El Achi)
Eric Etje ... stunts
Pascal Garnier ... stunt driver
Christian Hening ... stunts
Mouloud Ikhaddelene ... stunts
Grégory Loffredo ... stunts (as Gregory Loffredo)
Philippe Morel ... stunts
Laurent Mulot ... stunt driver
Christophe Roblin ... stunt driver
Alaa Safi ... stunts (as Alaa Oumouzoune)
Olivier Schneider ... stunt coordinator
Michaël Troude ... stunts
Sebastien Vandenberghe ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Roger Arpajou ... still photographer
Xavier Cholet ... gaffer
Thomas Collignon ... first assistant camera
Aurélien Dubois ... second assistant camera
Camille Durin ... apprentice camera
François Gallet ... second assistant camera
Antonin Gendre ... key grip
Guillaume Gouas ... electrician
Mathieu Le Bothlan ... first assistant camera
Gregory Pagnier ... second assistant camera
Ludovic Petit ... electrician
Sébastien Plessis ... electrician
Luc Reyrolle ... electrician
Marie Spencer ... camera operator: second camera
Pascal Villanueva ... generator operator

Casting Department

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Geneviève Acien ... extras casting
Mohamed Belhamar ... casting assistant / extras casting
Catherine Deserbais ... extras casting
Julie Gouet ... casting assistant
Julien Grossi ... casting: Marseille
Sylvie Peyre ... casting assistant
Michael Taupin ... casting: Marseille

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Elfie Carlier ... costumer
Ariane Daurat ... wardrobe
Olivia Lahougue ... wardrobe supervisor
Isabelle Pannetier ... costume supervisor
Paulette Ribot ... costumer

Location Management

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Lysiane Biagini ... location scout
Philippe Groff ... location scout
Christophe Jarosz ... assistant location manager
Stéphanie Jossec ... location production assistant
Guillaume Plumejeau ... location scout

Music Department

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Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Alexandre Desplat ... musician: piano
Andrew Dudman ... score mixing engineer / score recording engineer
Xavier Forcioli ... music programmer / music: production
Thomas Jamois ... soundtrack coordinator
Frédéric Junqua ... music supervisor
Dominique Lemonnier ... concert master
Philippe Mace ... musician: percussion
Sylvain Morizet ... additional orchestrator
Vincent Segal ... musician: electric violincello

Other crew

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Stéphane Boulay ... travelling car
Xavier Forcioli ... programmer
Fred Grivois ... title designer
Marc Leroyer ... weapons coordinator
Natasha Louckevitch ... producer: second unit (as Natasha Mehler)
Christelle Meaux ... assistant supervisor
Rolland Nicolas ... production assistant
Antonin Peretjatko ... making-of director
Pierre-Axel Vuillaume-Prézeau ... production assistant

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Arab, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the specter of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Il profeta (Italy)
  • A Prophet (World-wide, English title)
  • A Prophet (Canada, English title)
  • A Prophet (United States)
  • A Prophet (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 155 min
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Budget EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia To ensure the authenticity of the prison experience, Jacques Audiard hired former convicts as advisers and extras. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2009 (2009). See more »
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Quotes Reyeb: The idea is to leave here a little smarter.
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