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Un prophète

Jacques Audiard Frankreich, 2009

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Ein Prophet

Understated and realistic, A Prophet isn't just a blend of The Godfather and a prison film, but is more detailed in its evaluation of criminal power dynamics, and is more contemplative. Unlike Coppola's series, it has a lesser emphasis on the climax of action, and more patience for interaction. This is evident in its actors: Rahim's subtly sympathetic and humanistic acting is a counter to Arestrup's brooding menace.