“He is 19 years old. The whole world is against him. But Malik is ready to conquer this world “- this slogan belongs to the two-and-a-half-hour crime drama by Jacques Audiard, which won the Jury Grand Prix at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The young and inexperienced Malik El Djebena finds himself in prison, where he comes into contact with prison laws first time in his life. He can neither write, nor read, nor has acquaintances in this cruel world. Everything changes when the leader of the Corsican gang – Luciani – decides to give him risky tasks. Anyone would break under the pressure of these cases and the Corsicans, but Malik is determined, no matter how much it costs – to survive and carry out his plan to the end …

A Prophet (Un prophète)
Director: Jacques Audiard
2009. (France, Italy)

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