A Prophet / Guests Of Honor
A Prophet
France 150 min. FictionFrench2009

Sentenced to six years in prison, young man- Malik, is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he falls under the sway of a Corsican mafia group, led by Luciani, who enforce their rule in the prison. Malik toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group. He follows Luciani’s orders to kill prisoner Reyeb. Luciani arranges 12-hour leaves for Malik, in which Luciani sends him on missions, including murder. Malik learns how to read and write and uses all his intelligence to discreetly develop his own network. His power grows and finally he is no longer on Luciani’s side.

Winner of Grand Prix prize – 2009 Cannes Film Festival

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Director: Jacques Audiard
Script: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
Camera: Stéphane Fontaine
Editor: Juliette Welfling
Actors: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
Production: Lauranne Bourrachot Martine Cassinelli, Antonin Dedet
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 2
Friday, 20:30
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