Thursday, April 19, 2007

A movie for the weekend "Monsieur Ibrahim"

Its Thursday, so i guess i should leave you with something for the weekend. This movie was recommended by a friends, i haven't watched it yet. The movie is called "Monsieur Ibrahim", the movie is about an old Muslim man who makes a unique friendship with a Jewish boy.
Here is an intro to the movie:
During the early 1960's, Paris, like the much of Europe, was an explosion of life. As the old gave way to the new, everything was in flux and the city was filled with a energy that promised cultural shifts and social change. Against this background, in a working class neighborhood, two unlikely characters—a young Jew and an elderly Muslim—begin a friendship. When we meet Momo (Pierre Boulanger), he is in effect an orphan even though he lives with his father, a man slowly retreating into a crippling depression. His only friends are the street whores who treat him with genuine affection. Momo buys his groceries at the neighborhood shop, a crowded dark space owned and run by Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a silent exotic looking man who sees and knows more than he lets on. After Momo is abandoned by his father, Ibrahim becomes the one grownup in Momo's life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever.
I heard it is available on DVD, so if you watch it on the weekend, please let us know how was it.


Free Spirited said...

Silver boy, I can see an interest in Judaism. What ur thinking!!??

Hala Qarooni said...

I am very intrigued, and I really think I will love it. Does anyone know what it will come out???

shefemale said...

Its a really really really good movie.One of Omar's best pictures ever.

Shahrayar said...

It's a 2003 Movie which was Nominated for Golden Globe.

Looks like a good movie to watch(IMDB 7.5 and RottenTomatoes %85)

Plus its available on torrent!!

majeed said...

very funny and artistic, this is amovie to watch not 300, or Saw or other crappie american movies. Silver, i have to say your taste in movies is improving. Now i'm sure to say that my infulence is rubbing on you after our trip to thailand ;)

Other not be missed classics : Cinema Paradiso, El Postino and Malena.

Hasan said...

Cool review. I actually read the Arabic translation of the book, which was super. "Monsieur Ibrahim" is just a simple story of an interesting friendship - while religion is almost not even mentioned in the movie in any controversial way.

Shahrayar said...

Majeed ...No Rocco Classics