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Title:
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
Author:
Pétin, Michèle.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Sony Pictures Classics ; Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An elderly Turkish Muslim grocer befriends a lonely teenage Jewish boy in a working class section of Paris.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Based on the novel Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.

Special features: Omar Sharif audio commentary.
Language:
French
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; some sexual content.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781404948655
UPC:
043396032460
Format :
DVD

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A boy from a broken home finds a friend in an insular, spiritual shopkeeper in this period drama from writer/director François Dupeyron. Set in 1960s Paris, Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran revolves around Momo (Pierre Boulanger), a young man who lives alone with his father in the bustling Rue Bleu district. Still smarting over the separation from his wife and other son, Momo's dad neglects his son in ways both minor and major, to the point where the teen spends most of his time out of school alone and isolated. He finds an unlikely ally in Monsieur Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), a Muslim shopkeeper who spends most of his days behind the counter of his store reading the Koran. As time passes, Momo and Ibrahim begin to bring each other out of his respective shell, sharing a series of everyday adventures, culminating in Momo's indoctrination into Ibrahim's faith. Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran played the Toronto and Venice film festivals; at the latter, Sharif was given a lifetime achievement award for this and the rest of his career's work. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi