Jacques Audiard’s Prophet tells the story of a 19-year-old French youth of Algerian descent who is sentenced to six years in prison for reasons unknown — possibly chronic vagrancy. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival, a posse of Corsican mobsters decide to “give him some work”.

The film won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) for Best Film Not in the English Language and nine Césars (national film award of France) as well as prizes at both the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, the London Film Festival. 82nd Academy Awards in the United States.

A Prophet (2009 Film)
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