Second Full French Trailer for Jacques Audiard's A Prophet
by Alex Billington
October 5, 2009
Although Sony Pictures Classics has been touring around the film festival circuit with A Prophet, they haven't otherwise started marketing it to the public. I've seen it twice now at two different festivals and it still is one of my favorite films of the entire year (read my review). After its debut at Cannes, we featured a very short teaser for the film. Now we have another full-length trailer (via Awards Daily), but unfortunately it's still only in French without English subtitles. A Prophet also just got accepted to AFI Fest in November, where I'm sure it'll gain even more Oscar buzz. Give this new trailer a shot even if you don't speak French.
Watch the second French trailer for Jacques Audiard's A Prophet:
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 screenplay was originally written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit, then later revised by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was eventually picked up by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution. A Prophet will arrive in limited theaters on February 12th, 2010 early next year.