Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)2003
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003)
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) Photos
as Monsieur Ibrahim
as The star
as Momo's Mother
as Momo's Father
as The Car Salesman
as The Director
as The Driving School Instructor
as The Policeman
as The Schoolmistress
as The Testgiver
as The Notary
as The Secondhand Bookseller
as Myriam's Mother
as Administrative Worker No. 1
as Administrative Worker No. 2
as Administrative Worker No. 3
as Administrative Worker No. 4
as Momo at 8 Years Old
as Momo at 30 Years Old
Critic Reviews for Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)
That rare film about the sort of emotionally needy people who don't wear their neediness on their sleeves.
Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling.
Contrary to expectation, it's neither a movie about religion nor the coming together of enemies. What it is, at heart, is a movie about love.
Sharif proves that at age 72 he can still command the screen.
Pierre Boulanger, who plays Moses, has an intelligent, awkward boyish charm, but most of the interest comes from Omar Sharif.
Audience Reviews for Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim)
Sweet movie. Nice, easy pace. Heartwarming, and produces just the right amount of smiles. I like these kinds of movies....
"Mister Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an" is a French movie based on a book and a play by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt. The award winning drama (César Award, Best Actor 2004: Omar Sharif; Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo for Best Male Performance 2003: Pierre Boulanger; Venice International Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Actor 2003: Omar Sharif; nomination for the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film) nostalgically explores life of a working-class Paris neighbourhood in the 1960s through growing of Moїse Schmidt (Momo), a young Jewish boy. He is fascinated by the elderly Turkish man, Ibrahim Demirci, who owns a grocery store across the street where Momo often shoplifts. Their relationship develops and soon Momo feels closer to Ibrahim than to his father... I would not like to spoil the watching of this heart-warming movie and I'll keep the rest of the story as a secret... :-) Impressive film which so realistically manages to takes us to the world where friendship is possible and natural between a typical teenaged boy, trying out his masculine prerogative (simultaneously unsure of what he wants) and older charismatic sage who is plainly desired father figure in this sentimental tale. I hope you'll have a chance to enjoy it!
"Dictionaries always use words you don't understand."
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) Quotes
|Ibrahim:||To find out if a country is rich or poor, look at the bins. If there are bins and no rubbish, it's rich. If there's rubbish by the bins, it's neither rich nor poor... it's touristy. And if there's rubbish but no bins, then it's poor.|
|Ibrahim:||They spin around their hearts because God is there.|
|Ibrahim:||Slowness is the key of happiness.|
|Momo:||Arab means open from 8 til midnight, even Sunday.|