A PROPHET (Jacques Audiard, 2009)

Tahar Rahim (best actor, European Film Awards, César, Lumière Award) is excellent as 19-year-old Malik El Djebena, who enters prison an innocent, like Marie Allen in Caged (John Cromwell, 1950), and likewise is brutalized into becoming a hardened criminal. Malik’s North African Arab paternity has ensured his status as misfit in French society, and in […]