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Schoolteacher Murielle (Dequenne) and edgy Moroccan immigrant Mounir (Rahim) fall in love and move in with his adoptive father, a doctor (Arestrup) loyal to his surrogate son. As the years pass and the couple begin an ever-swelling family, the young mother finds herself alone and isolated in the strange family unit. Tragedy is only around the corner...

★★★★

When Murielle (Émilie Dequenne) and Mounir (Tahar Rahim) fall in love, they move in with his adoptive father. But as their family grows, so does Murielle’s inability to cope. Top-drawer performances elevate domestic drama into a heartrending portrayal of a tragedy waiting to happen.

With A Prophet's pairing reunited the omens aren't great for a happy outcome, and, sure enough, this isn't an easy watch. It's highly rewarding, however: dynamically played and superbly handled

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