Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Arnie sets green example in Paris

Read more

THE DEBATE

One Planet Summit: The switch to renewable energy - who's going to pay?

Read more

FOCUS

Spain's Tagus river is drying up

Read more

ENCORE!

Paris, the capital of street art?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

What is green finance?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Is This Bear a Victim of Climate Change? Maybe, But Maybe Not

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

One Planet Summit: Hop on that green bike, Emmanuel!

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

France's Cathar region: Relics of the Middle Ages in the Pyrenees

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Read more

Culture

Audiard's film 'A Prophet' awes festival audiences

Video by Shona BHATTACHARYYA , FRANCE 2

Latest update : 2009-05-17

Tahar Rahim, an unknown actor, wowed audiences with his performance in Jacques Audiard's film 'A Prophet', screened on day four of the Cannes Film Festival.

For his fifth film, French director Jacques Audiard stuck with what he does best - exploring the inner workings of lost souls and their everyday battles.

 

Cannes movie-goers were riveted by the performance of newcomer Tahar Rahim, who plays "Malik" - an illiterate, homeless 19-year-old sentenced to six years behind bars. In 'A Prophet', there are no gangsters with a big heart. In this world, the strongest man wins.

 

To bring Malik to life, Audiard went in search of raw talent. This is Rahim's first movie, for whom the Cannes Film Festival is a dream come true. The newcomer has already made a splash on the French Riviera.

Date created : 2009-05-17

COMMENT(S)