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Monday, September 28, 2009

Another wonderful movie!

Monsieur Ibrahim, also known as Les Fleurs Du Koran, is set in Paris during the early 1960s. As the old gave way to the new, everything was in flux and the city was filled with an energy that promised cultural shifts and social change. Against this background, in a working class neighbourhood, two unlikely characters -- a young Jew and an elderly Muslim -- begin a friendship. When we meet Moise, also known as Momo, he is in effect an orphan even though he lives with prostitutes who treat him with genuine affection. Momo buys his groceries at the neighbourhood shop, a crowded dark space owned and run by Ibrahim, a silent exotic-looking man who sees and knows more than he lets on. After Momo is abandoned by his father, Ibrahim becomes the one grown-up in Momo's life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever.