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389 Ratings

The Prayer

La prière

Directed by Cédric Kahn
France, 2018


Thomas is a drug addict. In an effort to put an end to his habit, he joins a community of former addicts who live isolated in the mountains and use prayer as a way to cure themselves.

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The Prayer Directed by Cédric Kahn

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Silver Bear for Best Actor

César Awards

2019 | 2 nominations including: Meilleur espoir masculin

Transilvania International Film Festival

2018 | Winner: The Young Francophone Jury Prize

Critics reviews

Cedric Kahn’s character study builds its portrait via landscape, work, prayer and friendship.
February 18, 2018
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The film explores, with steadfastness and moments of raw emotion, the crude uphill battle faced by junkies on the path to recovery.
February 18, 2018
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This film’s most complicated lines of inquiry largely play out on the young, unformed face of its protagonist Thomas — impressively played by breakthrough star Anthony Bajon — a shy former junkie whose push-pull battle between the ways of nature and grace gives this otherwise tranquil film a throughline of nervous tension.
February 18, 2018
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