Monsieur Ibrahim (Monsieur Ibrahim Et Les Fleurs Du Coran)

BBB.5

(out of 5)


Sweet, syrupy little film about a pubescent Jewish boy living in 1960s Paris who lives an emotionally orphaned life without any guidance. He finds it in the least likely place, coming under the wing of a caring Muslim grocery store owner () who grows to genuinely love the boy and treat him like a son. Gorgeously photographed to look like the nostalgic traces of a faraway memory, it’s not a ground-breaking or awe-inspiring film (its storyline is far too slim for it to be particularly weighty), but it is affecting and genuine. Its timely message tells us that connection can be made between any two willing humans on this planet, and the simplicity of the story only serves to emphasize this. Sharif is fantastic, his best work in years, plus there’s a hilarious cameo by as a gorgeous movie star (which, as I’m sure you could imagine, she doesn’t have much difficulty in portraying).


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France, 2003

Directed by

Screenplay by Francois Dupeyron, from the screenplay Coran by , based on his novel Monsieur Ibrahim et Les Fleurs Du Coran

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2003


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film (France)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Five Foreign Films

Cesar Award
Best Actor (Omar Sharif)

Goya Award Nomination
Best European Film


MonsieurIbrahim

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