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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.

Writers:

Roger Allers (screenplay by), Kahlil Gibran (based on the novel by) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Animation | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: There are all kinds of cages. This house has been mine for seven years. My crime? Poetry.
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Beautiful Visuals, Poetry Not So Much
2 August 2015 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Kamila (Salma Hayek) works cleaning house for Mustafa (Liam Neeson) while worrying about her mute daughter Almitra (Quvenzhane Wallis), who has not spoken since her father died two years ago and who is always stealing and causing problems in the market. Almitra comes to Mustafa's house and on meeting him, finds a gentle soul who speaks to her in poetry without demanding her response; when guard Halim (John Krasinski) is told by the Sergeant (Alfred Molina) that Mustafa is to be freed and taken to a ship that will take him to his own country, Almitra follows them and learns that freedom may not be where Mustafa is being taken at all....

This is an animated film, with each segment directed by a different animator, as a result of which it is an absolute feast for the eyes; there's something new and wondrous on the screen practically every minute. The story is really meant to just frame the poetry of the famous author, which is recited by Liam Neeson, who probably has the best voice in the world for such words. The poetry itself, well, that depends on your tolerance for such metaphysical musings; me, I have not much tolerance for it, but even so I thought the film was beautiful to look at, which can be enough in itself for some films.


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