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Film, Jacques Audiard, the "French Scorsese," arrives stateside with <i>A Prophet</i>

Jacques Audiard, the "French Scorsese," arrives stateside with A Prophet

Agreeing at the insistence of a Corsican mob boss to suck and then slash a fellow inmate, newly jailed Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) — poor, illiterate, a "dirty Arab" in the prison's racist pecking order — gets what's coming…
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Calendar, Night&Day Great Danes

Great Danes

Of all European nations, Denmark enjoys the nearest thing to a heroic record of resisting the Nazi occupiers -- which adds both poignancy and punch to Ole Christian Madsen’s fact-based drama about two posthumously honored Danes. Framed without cynicism as…
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Second Time Around

Le Samourai It was sadly hilarious (doubly so in retrospect) that Le Samourai, Jean-Pierre Melville's sleek 1967 ode to an underworld warrior, first arrived in the U.S. in 1972, retitled The Godson in a vain attempt to cash in on…
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