Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran Poster

Release Date: March 12th, 2004

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
For Momo (Pierre Boulanger), a young Jewish kid growing up in Paris in the early 1960s, life is pretty exciting. He's friends with many of the local prostitutes and loses his virginity to one of them, Sylvie (Anne Suarez). He also catches glimpses of a famous movie star (Isabelle Adjani) filming in his neighborhood. But it's his friendship with a Muslim shopkeeper, Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), that's the most rewarding part of his life. Gradually, the older man becomes a surrogate father to Momo.

Cast: Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Lola Naymark, Anne Suarez, Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Renauld, Mata Gabin

Director: François Dupeyron

Genres: Drama

Production Co: France 3 Cinéma

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Playful, Moving, Growing up, Transformation, 1960s, Relationships

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Both an appealing coming-of-age yarn and, as Monsieur Ibrahim embraces his own mortality, a heartfelt coming-of-aging saga. show more

  • Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling. It's a small, glowing gem. show more

  • Most movingly, Monsieur Ibrahim takes a provocative subject -- friendship and love between a Jew and a Muslim -- and makes it seem natural and wondrous. show more

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Nominated Best Foreign Language Film