Monsieur Ibrahim

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Monsieur Ibrahim
Monsieur Ibrahim poster.jpg
Directed by François Dupeyron
Produced by Laurent Pétin
Michèle Pétin
Written by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (novel Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran and screenplay)
François Dupeyron
Starring Omar Sharif
Pierre Boulanger
Gilbert Melki
Isabelle Renauld
Lola Naymark
Isabelle Adjani
Cinematography Rémy Chevrin
Editing by Dominique Faysse
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics(USA)
Release dates 2003 (U.S. release)
Running time 95 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $11,576,431 [1]

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (French pronunciation: ​[məsjø ibʁaim e le flœʁ dy kɔʁɑ̃], Mister Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an), also known as Monsieur Ibrahim in English, is a 2003 French movie starring Omar Sharif, and directed by François Dupeyron. The movie is based on a book and a play by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt.

Plot[edit]

The film begins in a working-class neighborhood in the Paris of the 1960s. The main character, Moїse Schmidt (Momo), is a young Jewish boy growing up without a mother and with a father afflicted by crippling depression. Momo is fascinated by the elderly Turkish Muslim man, Ibrahim Demirci (Turkish pronunciation: [demiɾˈdʒi]), who runs a grocery store across the street from his apartment (where Momo often shoplifts). Their relationship develops and soon Momo feels closer to Ibrahim than to his father. Ibrahim affectionately calls Moїse Momo, and adopts him when his father leaves and commits suicide. Momo and Ibrahim go on a journey to Turkey, Ibrahim's homeland, in their new car (a Simca Aronde Océane) where Momo learns about Ibrahim's culture and later converts to Islam. Ibrahim is killed in a car crash and Momo returns to Paris to take over the shop.

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Also nominated for several awards, including the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

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