Episode 1: A Prophet (2009)

In the very first episode of the Bit Players, we break down 2009’s A Prophet, directed by Jacques Audiard. We a look at where the film fits into the scope of gangster films, putting it up against populist favorites the Departed and Goodfellas. The intimacy of the film is fully examined here, where Audiard may not have made the perfect gangster movie, but he nearly made the perfect prison film with the bleak and immediate imagery. Also, we break down the WrestleMania 31 card, the first season of Better Call Saul, and the new Mission: Impossible trailer, which sees Lil’ Tommy Cruise’s body in tip-top form.

A Prophet (2009)
Director
Jacques Audiard
Stars
Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif

Selected By
Jeff

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Aired Friday, March 27, 2015

In the very first episode of the Bit Players, we break down 2009's A Prophet, directed by Jacques Audiard. We a look at where the film fits into the scope of gangster films, putting it up against populist favorites the Departed and Goodfellas. The intimacy of the film is fully examined here, where Audiard may not have made the perfect gangster movie, but he nearly made the perfect prison film with the bleak and immediate imagery. Also, we break down the WrestleMania 31 card, the first season of Better Call Saul, and the new Mission: Impossible trailer, which sees Lil' Tommy Cruise's body in tip-top form.