Ciné-Club: A Prophet

A hard-as-nails look at institutional violence and the shaping of social rules and hierarchies, winner of Cannes Film Festival 2009 Grand Prix and Best Film at the 53rd London Film Festival. 

 

A Prophet, Jacques Audiard's masterful prison saga, will undoubtedly be considered to be one of the great films of 2010, if not the coming decade. - The Times
This is the work of the rarest kind of film-maker, the kind who knows precisely what he is doing and where he is going. The film's every effect is entirely intentional. - The Guardian

A Prophet, Jacques Audiard, 2009, 155 minutes