I try to write something after going to the cinema. I caught A Prophet Tuesday last week but have had some trouble writing an opinion. Let me summarise: It’s outstanding.
The film revolves around Malik. He is sent to prison for assaulting police-officers. From the start, Malik (Tehar Rahim) is alone and humiliated his tough guy act and attempts to gain revenge fail miserably. He’ll need protection if he’s to survive. This comes in the form of a Corsican gang who force him to murder someone. From this point on, he has to negotiate the prison’s power-structure and gangs even when on the outside.