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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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(screenplay by), (based on the novel by) | 3 more credits »
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... Mustafa (voice)
... Kamila (voice) (as Salma Hayek-Pinault)
... Halim (voice)
... Pasha (voice)
... Sergeant (voice)
... Almitra (voice)
... Baker / Date Seller / Groom (voice)
... Baker / Man in Turban / Donkey Driver / English Tourist / Fisherman (voice)
... Grocer / Male Guest / Grandpa / Male Villager (voice)
... Orange Seller / Bride's Father / Drummer (voice)
... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
... Woman with Shawl / Bride (voice)
Caden Armstrong ... School Girl (voice)
... 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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Animation | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence and sensual images | See all certifications »
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7 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,435, 9 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$335,030, 27 September 2015
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Salma Hayek is Mexican of Lebanese, Spanish, as well as Mexican descent. Kahlil Gibran is American of Lebanese Origin, born in Bcharre, North Lebanon. Gabriel Yared is French of Lebanese Origin, born in Beirut, Lebanon. See more »

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Mustafa: There are all kinds of cages. This house has been mine for seven years. My crime? Poetry.
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Performed by Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan
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Almost criminal
2 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Simply... Almustafa (the chosen and the beloved) was not a prisoner. He was a free man; no politics in the original.

Everyone in Orphalese honored and revered Almustafa -he was never in jail. When he climbed the hill and sights his ship entering the harbor he reflects on his time in Orphalese and decides "...I cannot tarry longer." -he was in Orphalese of his own free will.

This is a pathetic Socio-wash with a bone-headed screenwriter pasting his personal ideology onto a timeless classic.

This nonsense is not new. Read the original Captains Courageous by Kipling -and then watch the movie. In Kipling's book the main character (a boy spoiled in his youth) is lost at sea and rescued by fishermen. In the novel the boy's father is a good and successful man who worked his way up from yard-hand to owner of the railroad. In the film (with Spencer Tracy) his father is converted into a rich wastrel. When the boy is returned to his father by the fishermen there are two diametrically opposed endings: Novel -the father is glad that his son has matured, he thanks the fishermen sincerely and becomes a benefactor to the fishing village. In the film the father is angry at his son and pays no heed to the fishermen.

This production of The Prophet is false, misleading and tawdry.

Everyone involved in the production of this travesty should be ashamed of themselves.

READ THE BOOK.


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