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...
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
Reviewed by David Parkinson