18 certificateA Prophet is a Film programme that first aired in 2009 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

A Prophet is a 4 star programme

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A Prophet (2009)

Directed by
Jacques Audiard

Tahar Rahim and Niels Arestrup star in Jacques Audiard's prison/crime thriller. Malik El Djebena, a 19-year-old French man of Algerian descent, begins a six-year prison sentence for violence against police officers; it's his first time in an adult jail, and he's terrified. His fear and vulnerability make him easy prey for CÚsar Luciani, the Corsican gangster who virtually runs the institution. Luciani quickly takes the youngster under his wing and gives him his first task: the impossible-to-refuse, horrifically bloody murder of a fellow inmate. Audiard's relentlessly brutal, masterful drama then tracks the relationship between the two men, as El Djebena extends both his formal and criminal education, rises through the ranks, and becomes an increasing threat to his 'mentor'. The film was Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated, won a Bafta award and scooped the 2009 Grand Prize at Cannes. In French, Arabic and Corsican, with English subtitles.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 179 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2009

Rating:
4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour

When is A Prophet next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 December 22nd, 12:45am and on Film4 Plus 1 December 22nd, 1:45am. See more...

Cast

Tahar Rahim...Malik El Djebena
Niels Arestrup...César Luciani
Adel Bencherif...Ryad
Hichem Yacoubi...Reyeb
Reda Kateb...Jordi
Jean-Philippe Ricci...Vettori
Gilles Cohen...Prof
Antoine Basler...Pilicci
Leïla Bekhti...Djamila
Pierre Leccia...Sampierro
Foued Nassah...Antaro
Jean-Emmanuel Pagni...Santi
Frédéric Graziani...Chef de détention
Slimane Dazi...Lattrache
Rabah Loucif...L'avocat de Malik