Monsieur Ibrahim

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Released 2003

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Monsieur Ibrahim

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Director:
Francois Dupeyron
Released:
2003
Rating:
R
In a street called Blue in a very poor neighborhood in Paris, Monsieur Ibrahim is an old Muslin Turkish owner of a small market. He becomes friend of the teenager Jewish Moises, tenderly nicknamed Momo, who lives with his father in a small apartment on the other side of the street. Monsieur Ibrahim gives paternal love and teaches the knowledge of the Koran to the boy, receiving in return love and respect.

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Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    Surely there is room in the movies for a small film with an unabashed, even old-fashioned but timeless humanist spirit -- and a triumphant portrayal by a veteran star that is likel...

  • 70

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The two central performances help the lesson go down easily, and Mr. Duperyon's unassuming, slightly ragged realism gives the movie a sweet, lived-in charm. Mr. Sharif, grizzled an...

  • 70

    Variety Deborah Young

    Unshaven and twinkling-eyed, Sharif is professionally light and entertaining in the title role.

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