International Lens Kick Off Event Outside: A Prophet (Un Prophete)
9/1/2013, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Presented by: Vanderbilt International Student Association (VISA)
France, Italy (2009): Directed by: Jacques Audiard.
Malik, part Arab, part Corsican, arrives at the jail entirely alone and appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. Cornered by the Corsican gang leader ruling the prison, he is given "missions" to toughen him up, all the while secretly devising his own plans. A gripping indictment of the French prison system that vividly illustrates the connection between prison and the violent, radical form of Islam that keeps much of Europe on edge.
Bring a blanket and snacks and sit on the grass for this French thriller. Not appropriate for anyone under the age of 17. French, Arabic, and Corsican with English subtitles. Rated R. 155 mins. DVD.
Rain Site: Sarratt Cinema.