Un prophète (2009)
Finally watched this film directed by Jacques Audiard. This is my first foray into French films and I absolutely loved it. I recently heard of this film after reading that Hollywood will be producing a remake of it (psshh). If you’re into prison films, suspenseful films, or films with gritty uncomfortable realism, definitely take this one in with your eyeball holes. At times it reminded me of some of South Korea’s more violent revenge action flicks, which, to me, is a good thing. Many critics hail this as a modern crime classic, and, while I don’t think it hits the mark quite as high as Goodfellas, City of God, or A Bittersweet Life. It’s still, absolutely, one of the best films of the past few years.
Out of 10.