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The Prophet (2014)

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Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.

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Roger Allers (screenplay by), Kahlil Gibran (based on the novel by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Mustafa (voice)
Salma Hayek ... Kamila (voice) (as Salma Hayek Pinault)
John Krasinski ... Halim (voice)
Frank Langella ... Pasha (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Sergeant (voice)
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Almitra (voice)
Assaf Cohen ... Baker / Date Seller / Groom (voice)
John Kassir ... Baker / Man in Turban / Donkey Driver / English Tourist / Fisherman (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Grocer / Male Guest / Grandpa / Male Villager (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Orange Seller / Bride's Father / Drummer (voice)
Terri Douglas ... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
Lynnanne Zager ... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
Leah Allers ... Woman with Shawl / Bride (voice)
Caden Armstrong Caden Armstrong ... School Girl (voice)
Gunnar Sizemore ... School Boy (voice)
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Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.

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f rated | based on book | See All (2) »

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Animation | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence and sensual images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Salma Hayek promoted this film on her visit to Lebanon, the birth place of Gibran Kahlil Gibran. Hayek is also of Lebanese descent. See more »

Quotes

Mustafa: I have seen people throw themselves down and worship their own freedom, like slaves before a tyrant. Praising him though he slays them. I have seen the freest among them wear their freedom as a handcuff, and my heart bled within me. For you can only be free when you no longer speak of freedom as a goal. And how can you be free, unless you break the chains you have fastened around yourself? In truth, that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the ...
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Hypnosis
Written by Damien Rice
Performed by Damien Rice
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A Unique Movie not to be missed!
27 May 2015 | by wiseman513See all my reviews

I bought the ticket for this movie with very low expectations, but God was I wrong!

Soon after the opening scene, I realized that this was no ordinary movie. It's different from any other I've seen... and in so many ways: the mind-blowing messages; the brilliant blending of poetry, music, painting, and animation; and the way it propels one's imagination up to an entirely new level, all the time staying true to the soul of Khalil Gibran's artistic genius.

I highly recommend this exceptional movie to everyone who loves life and appreciates art in all its forms. Being a sensual mind opener, this masterpiece succeeds at making the viewer not only enjoy it, but enjoy existence as a whole too.

Hats off to Salma Hayek, Liam Neeson, Gabriel Yared, and of course Roger Allers.

If you are tired of all the pretentious movies out there, don't miss out on this simple one. After all, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, right?

9/10 (being the 'stingy with the grades' reviewer that I am)


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Country:

Qatar | France | Lebanon | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,435, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$725,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,261,412
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1.85 : 1
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