Here's something that doesn't come along everyday: a French prison drama.

'A Prophet,' directed by Jacques Audiard (2005's 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped') follows the criminal ascendancy of Tahar Rahim (Malik El Djebena), a French Arab who's green upon entering prison but soon learns to expertly navigate the native turf wars between the Corsican Mafia and Muslim gangs.

'A Prophet' was an award-winning hit at Cannes and it generated lots of rave reviews overseas. Now it comes to our shores. The work scores high marks for its gritty realism and edgy style and it's also up for an Oscar for best foreign-language film.

In French with English subtitles.

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