Cult Corner: A Prophet
In 2009, A Prophet was released and like most, I missed it. Luckily for me, I grabbed this movie a couple months ago at Blockbuster's blowout sale and finally sat down to watch it.
A Prophet is an excellent character study that further proves foreign films are the dominant player in today's skewed film industry. The movie is an honest portrayal of a criminal's life and how a broken system only fuels his desire to succeed in the underworld. It's a near perfect piece that escapes the confines of most movies about life in prison. A Prophet also succeeds at creating a realistic view of a corrupt system, furthering the criminal resume of it's inhabitants. This is a violent movie but never strays from absolute realism in it's portrayal of life on the inside.
If you're a fan of prison or gangster films, you will like A Prophet. It's one of the stronger films I've seen recently and features some excellent character based drama. Take note and see this movie.