A Prophet

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A Prophet (Un prophète)
AProphet-Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Release Date 2009
Language French
Studio UGC
Why Not Productions
Chic Films
Page 114
Distributor UGC Distribution (France)
Sony Pictures Classics (USA)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Malik El Djebena Tahar Rahim
César Luciani Niels Arestrup
Ryad Adel Bencherif


A Prophet (French Title: Un prophète) is a 2009 prison drama directed by Jacques Audiard. 19 year old Franco-Arab petty criminal Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is sentenced to a six year prison term for attacking police officers. Alone and illiterate upon his arrival in jail, Malik falls under the sway of Corsican mobster César Luciani (Niels Arestrup) and gradually rises through the prison hierarchy. As the years pass, Malik becomes educated in the ways of crime and begins to forge a criminal network inside and outside the prison, becoming a powerful kingpin in his own right.


The following weapons were used in the film A Prophet:

Contents


Handguns

Jericho 941

A thug points a Jericho 941 at Malik when he delivers money on behalf of Luciani to a group of gangsters during one of his parole leaves.

Jericho 941 R (early model) - 9x19mm. The Jericho 941 F version moved the decocker from the slide to the frame
The thug orders Malik to get on his knees. Notice that there is a stovepipe jam in the gun, caused when the actor pulled the slide back and inadvertently ejected a round.
The Jericho 941 is pointed at Malik while the gangsters check the briefcase full of cash.

Colt M1911A1

Latif the Egyptian (Mamadou Minte) uses a Colt M1911A1 while hijacking a shipment of drugs that Malik's friend Ryad (Adel Bencherif) is smuggling to Paris. Brahim Lattrache (Sumane Dazi) threatens Malik with a nickel-plated M1911A1 while questioning him about his connection to Luciani and the death of his friend Reyeb (Hichem Yacobi).

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Latif forces Ryad to pull over at gunpoint.
Rock Island Armory M1911A1 Pistol that was bright nickel plated by the owner (with Pearl grips) - .45 ACP.
Lattrache threatens Malik with a M1911A1.

CZ-75B

One of Malik's men uses a CZ-75B to threaten a prisoner's mother in order to coerce him into convincing his brother-in-law Latif to release Ryad, who was kidnapped along with the drug shipment.

CZ 75B - 9x19mm
The CZ-75B is pointed at the mother.

Glock 17

Ryad carries a Glock 17 for his personal protection after his kidnapping.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
Malik finds a 3rd Generation Glock 17 inside Ryad's glovebox.
Ryad holds a Glock 17 while meeting Latif.
Ryad holds the Glock as he and Malik follow Corsican mob boss Jacky Marcaggi.

Beretta 92FS

Malik uses a Beretta 92FS while carrying out a hit on Corsican mob boss Jacky Marcaggi.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Malik loads the Beretta.
Malik holds the Beretta while following Marcaggi.
Malik smiles while shooting it out with the Corsican gangsters inside their armored SUV.
The Beretta is pointed at Marcaggi.

Revolver

Malik is seen holding a snub-nosed revolver alongside the Beretta while preparing to ambush Marcaggi.

Malik retrieves a revolver from a bag full of guns.
Malik clutches a Beretta 92FS in one hand and the revolver in the other.

Submachine Guns

SA Vz.61 Skorpion

One of Lattrache's men uses a SA Vz.61 Skorpion while hunting some deer in the woods. Ryad uses a Skorpion while assisting Malik during the hit on Marcaggi.

CZ Vz. 61 E / Yugoslavian made M84 distinguishable by its black pistol grip - .32 ACP
One of Lattrache's men holds a Skorpion after shooting a deer that they had stumbled upon.
Ryad holds a Vz.61 Skorpion while covering Malik.
Ryad and Malik drag Marcaggi away.



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