Must Watch: Jacques Audiard's A Prophet Official US 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:
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.
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
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.
Xerxex on Dec 11, 2009
This film is AWESOMEEEEEEEE! Truly epic. Amazing acting, probably the best this year, he is tied at the top with Sam Rockwell for Moon.
Aequitas on Dec 11, 2009
Nick Sears on Dec 11, 2009
Film Fan on Dec 11, 2009
This actually looks pretty sick.
Batman on Dec 12, 2009
wow.. Can't wait.
Barnaby Barrilla on Dec 12, 2009
I hate trailers with quotes telling me how great their film is...f*ck off, i'll be the judge of that.
loci on Dec 12, 2009
beavis on Dec 12, 2009
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.
arjones on Dec 12, 2009
Honestly, I liked Sin Nombre much more if we're talking foreign language films.
peloquin on Dec 12, 2009
@9 I agree, Scarface is not that great. But this looks amazing.
Collin on Dec 12, 2009
I saw this last week, it's the best film I've seen in the last five years....friggen awesome..
hamish on Dec 12, 2009
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.
Rahat on Dec 12, 2009
Tahar Rahim does, that is (in reference to my comment above).
Rahat on Dec 12, 2009
@13 : I think that it has a limited release at the end of december to make it in the award selection.
brou on Dec 13, 2009
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
billy on Dec 13, 2009
Anybody know the song @ 0:59?
dELVIS on Dec 14, 2009
wow. the directing looks amazing..
kenji on Dec 14, 2009
Found the answer to my own question... Song @ 0:59 is "Corner of My Room" by Turner Cody.
dELVIS on Dec 14, 2009
just watched this online. one of the best movies ive seen in a very long time.
h repeats on Dec 15, 2009
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
neonblue120 on Dec 17, 2009
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.
Ivan on Jan 12, 2010
looks great, It looks like dramatic film.
affilrev on Jan 15, 2010
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