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Rating: 7.90/10 from 103000 votes
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Un profeta

Title in Italiano:

Il profeta

Title in Português:

Um Profeta

Title in Français:

Un prophète

Title in Türk:

Yeraltı Peygamberi

Title in Deutsch:

Ein Prophet


Nineteen year-old Franco-Algerian Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison.

Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Algerian, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the specter of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration.

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A Prophet
Mack the Knife
Kurt Weill: Performer
Bertolt Brecht: Lyrics
Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Performer
Bridging the Gap
Nas: Writer
Nas: Performer

User reviews

Lisa Campbell

The soundtrack of A Prophet perfectly captures the intense and gritty atmosphere of the prison setting, enhancing the tension and drama of Malik's journey. The haunting melodies and pulsating rhythms immerse the viewer in the harsh reality of prison life, adding depth and emotion to each scene.

Michael Wilson

The music in A Prophet elevates the film to a higher level, creating a rich and multi-dimensional viewing experience.

Andrew Gonzalez

The soundtrack of A Prophet effectively captures the tension and complexity of Malik's journey in prison. The haunting and dramatic score enhances the sense of isolation and uncertainty that Malik experiences as a young man navigating the dangerous world of the prison. The music reflects the emotional turmoil and moral dilemmas faced by the protagonist, adding depth to the storytelling.

Daniel Jones

The use of traditional North African instruments in the soundtrack adds a unique and authentic layer to the film's storytelling.

Susan Young

The music enhances the emotional depth of the film, allowing the audience to connect more deeply with Malik's struggles and triumphs.

Matthew Jones

The use of traditional Algerian music in the soundtrack adds an authentic and cultural layer to the film, giving a unique and immersive experience to the audience. The fusion of different musical styles and influences creates a rich tapestry of sounds that beautifully complements the complex narrative of Malik's struggle for survival and redemption.

Charles Thompson

The music evolves along with Malik's character development, mirroring his growth and transformation throughout the film.

Karen Phillips

The haunting and atmospheric score of A Prophet perfectly captures the tension and uncertainty of Malik's journey through the prison system.

James Clark

The score seamlessly blends with the visuals, creating a cohesive and immersive viewing experience.

Nancy Roberts

Overall, the soundtrack of A Prophet is a masterful work of art that enhances every aspect of the film, making it a truly memorable cinematic experience.

Mary Miller

The soundtrack effectively conveys the cultural divide within the prison, adding another layer of complexity to the narrative.

Stephanie Phillips

On the other hand, some moments in the soundtrack feel repetitive and generic, lacking the nuance and subtlety needed to fully immerse the audience in Malik's inner struggles. While the music serves its purpose in setting the tone for the film, there are instances where a more innovative approach could have elevated the overall viewing experience.

Mary Davis

The subtle use of soundscapes in key moments enhances the tension and suspense, keeping the audience engaged.

Andrew Lopez

The score's dynamic range captures both the quiet moments of introspection and the intense scenes of conflict with equal impact.