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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

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