Saturday, March 27, 2010

Un Prophete (A Prophet)

'A Prophet' was nothing more than a title that was being repeated in and out of points of conversation over the last few weeks till I watched the movie. Amazing. Jacques Audiard grows the story at the perfect pace, frames the setting beautifully to the point where you can feel the oppression of the prison coming down on you, the strongest point of the movie for me was the development of Malik as a character. The movie follows the young French-Arab man that is shifted from juvenile prison into the real thing. He arrives not knowing a thing, he's illiterate, he has no friends, and no family. He is basically alone in this world and he's even more alone when he enters prison. That's all I will say before this post becomes a spoiler alert; enjoy the trailer.

Make some time, save some money on a friday night(or saturday, or thursday).