A Prophet (2009)-Limited Version Releasing on Feb 12, 2010

A limited version of ‘A Prophet’, a 2009 English movie directed by Jacques Audiard with Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup in the cast. The film won 8 awards and got 13 nominations among which were nominations for the Oscar, BAFTA.

Feb 10, 2010 Bluefield (Calcutta Tube): A limited version of ‘A Prophet’, a 2009 English movie directed by Jacques Audiard with  Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup in the cast. The film is about an Arab who is sent to prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. The film won 8 awards and got 13 nominations among which were nominations for the Oscar, BAFTA.

Movie Info
Genre: Drama / Crime
Country:     France / Italy
Rating:     USA:R (certificate #45559) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Ireland:16 / UK:18 / Argentina:16 / Portugal:M/16 / Netherlands:16 / France:-12 / South Korea:18
Language:     French / Arabic / Corsican
Runtime:     155 min / France:150 min
MPAA:     Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material.

Cast/Crew:
Directed by
Jacques Audiard

Writers
Screenplay
Thomas Bidegain and
Jacques Audiard
Original screenplay
Abdel Raouf Dafri and
Nicolas Peufaillit

Producers
Lauranne Bourrachot … producer
Martine Cassinelli … producer
Marco Cherqui … producer
Antonin Dedet … line producer

Cast – in credits order
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
Serge Onteniente¹ … Le juge d’application des peines
Hervé Temime … Le procureur
Taha Lemaizi … Hassan
Mohamed Makhtoumi … Tarik
Karim Leklou … Musulman couloir
Farid Larbi … Musulman couloir
Doula Niang … Musulman couloir
Mamadou Minte … Latif
Guillaume Verdier … Michka
Mourad Frarema … Khalid
Zohra Benali … La mère de Mohamed
Sabar Kabbouchi … Travailleur social
Eric Badoc … Travailleur social
François De Courcelle … Travailleur social
Nathanaël Maïni … Garde Sampierro
Charles Maestracci … Corse
Laurent Blanquet … Corse
Jean-Pierre Guinebert … Corse
Pascal Henault … Ceccaldi
Hakim Sid … Le chimique
Kamel Labroudi … Un auxi
Mustapha Benstiti … Caillera
Alain Raymond … Gardien fouille
Franck Xabrame … Maton cour d’honneur
Didier de Backer … Gardien fouille
Patrick Mochen … Gardien fouille
Gilles Bellomi … Gardien
Malaïc Mekeri … Belmont
Fadil Kadri … Policier enquête
David Dupays … Policier commissariat
Arsène Benziane … L’Ours
Kamel Ferrat … Chauffeur Lattrache
Karim Traikia … Collègue Lattrache
Cindy Danel … Sophie
Abdelaziz Mahtou … Mohamed Gazil
Alexandre de Seze … Chef du centre d’appels
Kamel Saadi … Un Arabe
Slim El Hedli … Un Arabe
Farid Elouardi … Un Arabe
Veronica Ghio … La blonde de Marbella
Other credited cast listed alphabetically
Sonia Hell … Une matonne (uncredited)
Salem Kali … Prisonnier rebelle (uncredited)
Franck Pech … Gardien de prison (uncredited)
Alaa Safi … Prisonnier rebelle (uncredited)

Original Music
Alexandre Desplat

Cinematographers
Stéphane Fontaine (director of photography)

Editors
Juliette Welfling

Casting Directors
Richard Rousseau

Release Dates
France      –      16 May 2009 (Cannes Film Festival)
Poland      –      1 August 2009 (Film and Art Festival Two Riversides)
Belgium      –      26 August 2009
France      –      26 August 2009
USA      –      5 September 2009 (Telluride Film Festival)
Spain      –      22 September 2009 (Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival)
Thailand      –      25 September 2009 (Bangkok International Film Festival)
Canada      –      30 September 2009 (Edmonton International Film Festival)
Canada      –      4 October 2009 (Calgary Film Festival)
Russia      –      8 October 2009
Canada      –      10 October 2009 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
UK      –      24 October 2009 (London Film Festival)
Austria      –      25 October 2009 (Vienna International Film Festival)
Greece      –      30 October 2009 (Panorama of European Cinema)
Argentina      –      9 November 2009 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Hungary      –      12 November 2009
Kazakhstan      –      13 November 2009
Canada      –      20 November 2009 (European Union Film Festival)
Spain      –      21 November 2009 (Festival Internacional de Cinema Negre de Manresa)
Canada      –      28 November 2009 (Ottawa European Union Film Festival)
Greece      –      3 December 2009
Canada      –      5 December 2009 (Vancouver European Union Film Festival)
United Arab Emirates      –      10 December 2009 (Dubai International Film Festival)
Egypt      –      18 December 2009 (Panorama of European Film)
Portugal      –      31 December 2009
USA      –      January 2010 (Sundance Film Festival)
Lebanon      –      1 January 2010 (limited)
UK      –      22 January 2010
Netherlands      –      30 January 2010 (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
Netherlands      –      4 February 2010
USA      –      12 February 2010 (limited)
Argentina      –      25 February 2010
Spain      –      26 February 2010
Germany      –      11 March 2010
Israel      –      11 March 2010
Taiwan      –      12 March 2010
Finland      –      19 March 2010
Brazil      –      9 May 2010

Awards/Nominations:
Academy Awards, USA
2010
•      Nominated, Oscar
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
• France.

BAFTA Awards
2010
•      Nominated, BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Pascal Caucheteux, Marco Cherqui, Alix Raynaud, Jacques Audiard

Cannes Film Festival
2009
•      Won, Grand Prize of the Jury
Jacques Audiard
•      Nominated, Golden Palm
Jacques Audiard

European Film Awards
2009
•      Won, European Film Award
Best Actor
Tahar Rahim
•      Won, European Film Award
Prix d’Excellence
Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier, Jean-Paul Hurier, Marc Doisne
• For the sound design.
•      Nominated, European Film Award
Best Film
•      Nominated, European Film Award
Best Director
Jacques Audiard
•      Nominated, European Film Award
Best Screenwriter
Jacques Audiard, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Thomas Bidegain, Nicolas Peufaillit
•      Nominated, European Film Award
Best Cinematographer
Stéphane Fontaine

Golden Globes, USA
2010
•      Nominated, Golden Globe
Best Foreign Language Film

Independent Spirit Awards
2010
•      Nominated, Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Jacques Audiard

London Critics Circle Film Awards
2010
•      Nominated, ALFS Award
Film of the Year
•      Nominated, ALFS Award
Foreign Language Film of the Year
•      Nominated, ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Jacques Audiard
•      Nominated, ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain
•      Nominated, ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Tahar Rahim

London Film Festival
2009
•      Won, Festival Prize
Best Film
•      Won, Best Film
Jacques Audiard

Lumiere Awards, France
2010
•      Won, Lumiere Award
Best Director
Jacques Audiard
•      Won, Lumiere Award
Best Actor
Tahar Rahim

National Board of Review, USA
2009
•      Won, NBR Award
Best Foreign Language Film

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