Must Watch: Jacques Audiard's A Prophet Official US Trailer

December 11, 2009
Source: Apple

A Prophet Trailer

Sony Pictures Classics has finally debuted the official US trailer for Jacques Audiard's A Prophet, better known as Un Prophete in French, on Apple. This film is, hands down, my favorite foreign film of 2009. Watching this trailer reminds me how phenomenal it is and makes me wish I could see it again this week. I've already seen it a few times (at different festivals) and it's such an phenomenal film. I've described it to others as a modern day version of Scarface but set in a French prison about a young illiterate inmate's rise to power. There's so much more than that, though, so take my word for it and start by watching this trailer.

Watch the official US trailer for Jacques Audiard's A Prophet:

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You can also watch the official trailer for A Prophet in High Definition on Apple

A young Arab man named Malik El Djebena is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Un Prophete, aka A Prophet in English, is directed by French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, of See How They Fall, A Self-Made Hero, Read My Lips, and The Beat That My Heart Skipped previously. The script for this was originally written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit, then later revised by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain. It first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and was quickly picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution. A Prophet arrives in limited theaters on February 26th, 2010 early next year.

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  • Xerxex
    Looks good...but I was under the impression that it was his rise to the leader of the prison, but I like the look of it, I'll see it.
  • Aequitas
    This film is AWESOMEEEEEEEE! Truly epic. Amazing acting, probably the best this year, he is tied at the top with Sam Rockwell for Moon.
  • Cool, intense.
  • Film Fan
    Looks great!
  • Batman
    This actually looks pretty sick.
  • wow.. Can't wait.
  • loci
    I hate trailers with quotes telling me how great their film is...f*ck off, i'll be the judge of that.
  • beavis
    looks good.
  • arjones
    It looks really good and I'll check it out. I know I'm probably the minority here, but I just can't watch Scarface anymore. I have seen it too many times and it's lost it's luster for me.
  • Honestly, I liked Sin Nombre much more if we're talking foreign language films.
  • Collin
    @9 I agree, Scarface is not that great. But this looks amazing.
  • hamish
    I saw this last week, it's the best film I've seen in the last five years....friggen awesome..
  • This may end up being my favorite film of the year. Too bad it isn't opening in the U.S. in 2009, because he deserves an Oscar nod as much as any actor.
  • Tahar Rahim does, that is (in reference to my comment above).
  • brou
    @13 : I think that it has a limited release at the end of december to make it in the award selection.
  • billy
    i like that there is actully people on this page that think the same way as me about Scarface, that it wasnt an amazing film, critics say 5 star i say 3 star. now this film looks ok but i would have prefeard if it had of been a complete prison film, but i havnt seen it yet so i cant review it. But i think it does look better than scarface if thats what its being compared by MERRY XMAS EVERYONE
  • dELVIS
    Anybody know the song @ 0:59?
  • kenji
    wow. the directing looks amazing..
  • dELVIS
    Found the answer to my own question... Song @ 0:59 is "Corner of My Room" by Turner Cody.
  • h repeats
    just watched this online. one of the best movies ive seen in a very long time.
  • neonblue120
    am i the only one now terrified of razors in mouths (yeah yeah great trailer and gotta see this and all) but damn what if you hick up or slice your tongue
  • It seems a great movie, yesterday I listened to an interview with the Director of the film n I think it s a must watch film. It was interesting when he said he hated violence and also hated shooting violent scenes,so it was pretty difficult for him to explain why the film was so violent.He said it was bizarre, it was his particular drama.
  • looks great, It looks like dramatic film.




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