|LSC Classics Presents:
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (2003)
November 5, 2004 at 7:30 and 10:30pm in 10-250.
Vividly portraying a 1960s Paris neighborhood where lower-class status unites residents of varied religious and ethnic backgrounds, Monsieur Ibrahim follows the universally appealing story of a young boy's coming of age. Moses (Pierre Boulanger), a Jewish teenager, lives in an apartment with his depressed father. His father's detachment leaves Moses with ample time for listening to rock music, pursuing alluring prostitutes, and making daily visits to the corner grocery where he befriends the owner, Monsieur Ibrahim (Omar Sharif). Monsieur Ibrahim looks the other way when Moses steals food, teaches him the difference between being Arab and being Muslim, and dispenses advice on life, love, and happiness. When Moses' father eventually abandons him, Monsieur Ibrahim adopts him and cements the father-son bond that each of them desperately needs. [rottentomatoes.com]
"A gracefully subtle, sweet-spirited French parable of the brotherhood of man."
-- William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Read this review.