A Prophet has been causing a stir on the festival circuit this year and finally makes it to UK cinema screens in the new year.
Nineteen year-old Malik (Tahar Rahim) is condemned to six years in prison. Arriving in jail friendless and alone with no-one to protect him, he soon finds himself drawn into the brutal violence and gang warfare of daily prison life.
Taken under the wing of a powerful boss, Malik is initiated into the criminal ranks. Once on the outside, he is entrusted with more and more important missions. But Malik is brave and a fast learner and secretly has his own plans that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t involve taking orders from anyone else.
Jacques Audiard, acclaimed director of The Beat That My Heart Skipped, brings us the winner of this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Grand Prix at Cannes.
Having recently won the Best Film award at the London Film Festival and being hailed by critics as a classic in the same vein as The Godfather, A Prophet instantly takes its place as a classic of the crime genre.
Take a look at the trailer for the movie: