Monsieur Ibrahim Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Monsieur Ibrahim the Movie

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Coming-of-age story set in the low-rent district of 1960s Paris. Momo (Boulanger) is a Jewish street youth burdened with a chronically depressed father (Melki) and a mother who deserted him. Sharif excels as Ibrahim, a philosophy-spouting Turkish Muslim shopkeeper who befriends and adopts Momo after his father kills himself. Ibrahim tends to Momo's spiritual development while the local prostitutes and the girl next door teach him about sex and romance. Duperyon creates a lighthearted, sentimental fairytale about tolerance and spirituality. Adapted from writer Schmitt's semi-autobiographical book and play.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Period Piece: 1960s, Paris, Islam, Adoption & Orphans, Road Trip, Coming of Age, Oldest Profession
Francois Dupeyron
Omar Sharif, Pierre Boulanger, Gilbert Melki, Lola Naymark, Anne Suarez, Isabelle Renauld, Isabelle Adjani
Remy Chevrin
Francois Dupeyron
Francois Maurel, Dominique Faysse, Catherine Bouchard, Katia Wyszkop
Laurent Petin, ARP, France 3 Cinema, Canal Plus, Sony Pictures Classics

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