Directed by Jacques Audiard, the film tells the story of a young man's rise to power in a criminal syndicate after he is mentored by a crime boss. A Prophet was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2010 and was honored with the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nine César Awards (French Oscar), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actor.
Commenting on the announcement, Neal H. Moritz had this to say.
Sony's Hannah Minghella also released the following statement.
A Prophet was released February 12th, 2010 and stars Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb, Jean-Philippe Ricci, Gilles Cohen, Antoine Basler. The film is directed by Jacques Audiard.