About

Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.

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Directed by

Jacques Audiard

Written by

Thomas Bidegain (Screenplay)
Jacques Audiard (Screenplay)
Abdel Raouf Dafri (Original Story)
Nicolas Peufaillit (Original Story)

Runtime

155 minutes

Country

Italy, France

Language

French

Tagline

Escaping the prison of life.

Cast

Keywords

muslim prison gangster money drugs spirit arabian mafia inmate arab cruelty protection corsican

Photos

Lists

#84 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#63 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

#85 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year