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A Prophet 2009 / Available On Streaming Rental or Purchase

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A cynical, gripping and unconventional French film that combines prison drama with the Goodfellas-styled narrative of the rise to criminal power. A Prophet takes age-old cliches and turns them upside down, resulting in a movie that manages to be completely original while remaining truthful to its influences. It’s not often that a film leaves me giddy with enthusiasm and has me constantly thinking back to it, but A Prophet achieves it. Incredible acting, fantastic pacing, great narrative arc, with a brutal, cynical and uncompromising take on morality, self-realization and life on the fringes of society. There are only two “action” sequences in this movie and they are as brutal and realistic as they are unexpected. Look past the subtitles, do yourself a favor and watch it.

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Nakayama
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Nakayama

Simply incredible. It portrays incarceration with utmost realism and grit. High, high caliber actors too.

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ashleymh

This movie had me sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time. Such powerful acting and a really gripping story.

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