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A Prophet
On from 06 May 2012 till 06 May 2012
Watford Palace Theatre
by Director Jacques Audiard Starring Tahar Rahim Niels Arestrup Adel Bencherif
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £4 - £6

About: A Prophet

An impressionable and vulnerable Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed outside of the bars, in this violent melodrama from French succès d'estime Jacques Audiard (The Beat That My Heart Skipped).

Tahar Rahim stars as Malik El Djebena, a petty criminal incarcerated for six years. Once inside and subjected to all of the standard brutalities that most prisoners endure, he is quickly educated in the "ways" of the prison, an institution torn violently between gangs of Corsicans and Arabs. But as Malik’s own power and confidence grow, they threaten to outstrip the institution’s insistence on submission and obedience at all costs...

Directed by Jacques Audiard, A Prophet was Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the year.

Screened in French with English subtitles.

Reviews

"A modern classic from the very first frames, this film instantly ­hits its massively confident stride"

The Guardian

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