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The Prophet (2014)

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Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.

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Roger Allers (screenplay by), Kahlil Gibran (based on the novel by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Mustafa (voice)
Salma Hayek ... Kamila (voice) (as Salma Hayek Pinault)
John Krasinski ... Halim (voice)
Frank Langella ... Pasha (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Sergeant (voice)
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Almitra (voice)
Assaf Cohen ... Baker / Date Seller / Groom (voice)
John Kassir ... Baker / Man in Turban / Donkey Driver / English Tourist / Fisherman (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Grocer / Male Guest / Grandpa / Male Villager (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... Orange Seller / Bride's Father / Drummer (voice)
Terri Douglas ... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
Lynnanne Zager ... Female Vendor #1 (voice)
Leah Allers ... Woman with Shawl / Bride (voice)
Caden Armstrong Caden Armstrong ... School Girl (voice)
Gunnar Sizemore ... School Boy (voice)
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Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.

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f rated | based on book | See All (2) »

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Animation | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some violence and sensual images | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Qatar | France | Lebanon | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,435, 9 August 2015

Gross USA:

$725,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,261,412
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Salma Hayek studied in Stella Adler Studio of Acting. One of the first exercises in Adler Technique class is to read Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, pick the chapter that touches you the most and talk about it in front of the class tying it to your personal life. It's probably there were she read the book for the first time. See more »

Quotes

Pasha: [about newlyweds] Kissing. That's all he knows. Give her time to eat, for heaven's sake.
Mustafa: [crowd laughing] They're newly weds. That's what they're supposed to do, right?
Grand Father: Who knows? The last time I kissed a pretty girl, the Dead Sea was only sick.
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Artistic Philosophy
19 August 2015 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. An animated, artistic, philosophical parable based on a 1923 book from a Lebanese poet … it's as if the filmmakers went out of their way to make sure most everyone would be turned off by some aspect. Instead, director Roger Allers delivers a beautiful and thoughtful representation of nine of the 26 stories from Kahlil Gibran's influential best-seller.

The story revolves around Mustafa, an artist and poet who was exiled seven years earlier when his words were deemed harmful to the local regime. Mustafa is informed that he will be granted his freedom to return home, and as he is escorted through town, Mustafa periodically delivers his insightful and inspiring words to the people of the land. These make up the 9 segments (Freedom, Children, Marriage, Work, Love, etc) within the movie, and each of these segments is the unique work of a different renowned artist/director. The artistic style and presentation varies between each segment, and some employ the use of music (Damien Rice, Glen Hansard).

As Mustafa recites the words of Gibran, the individual segments unfold with the artistry of each director. These blend well with the overall story which also features Mustafa's housekeeper and her young daughter (who initially doesn't speak). The voice acting is top notch thanks to Liam Neeson (Mustafa), Salma Hayek (the housekeeper), Quvenzhane Wallis (Almitra), John Krasinski (a lovesick guard), Alfred Molina (Sergeant), and Frank Langella (regime leader). Mr. Neeson is especially effective as the soothing voice of Gibran's words.

This was evidently a pet project of Salma Hayek, who also is Producer of the film. She wisely enlisted director Roger Allers, who has ties to Disney and the hugely popular The Lion King. The film is Disney-esque in its approach, but is certainly not aimed at kids. It's really a blend of the segmented structure of Fantasia, the adult-themed style of Watership Down, and the philosophical meanderings of Gandhi.

Gibran writes that "all work is noble", and the work of these filmmakers certainly is. As with any poetry or philosophy, one must be receptive to the message and willing to be inspired. If not, it's merely "love and flowers".


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