Condemned to six years in prison, Malik can't read or write. He is given a number of 'missions' to carry out, gaining a gang leader's confidence in the process. Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film.
A vulnerable young Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed on the outside. When Malik, a petty criminal, is incarcerated for six years, he is soon co-opted by a brutal Corsican gang to join their criminal activities. He quickly finds he has no other choice than to cooperate. Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010. Directed by Jacques Audiard and stars Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup and Adel Bencherif. (From France, in French, Corsican and Arabic) (Drama) (2009) (Rpt) MAV(S,L,V)