This is best film Iâ€™ve seen all year and in honor of its DVD release next Tuesday, I thought I might encourage all to bump it up to the top of your Netflix queues. Jacques Audiardâ€™s film (which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film this past February) is best described as magical neo-realism and tells the story of Malik, a passive, scared, eighteen-year-old who speaks French and Arabic but has been a ward of the state for so long, he really doesnâ€™t know who or what he is. Serving a six-year prison sentence for assault, Malikâ€™s first days are grim, but he is soon made an offer by the Corsican crime syndicate who runs life behind bars . . . letâ€™s just say itâ€™s an offer he canâ€™t refuse (and one which will change the course of his life in ways not even Malik can fully comprehend). As the days and weeks and months and years accumulate, Malik grapples with issues of loyalty, morality, religion and guilt in a coming-of-age drama which is truly epic in scope. Un ProphÃ¨te instantly evokes comparisons to Coppolaâ€™s The Godfather, Scorseseâ€™s Goodfellas, and Meirellesâ€™ City of God. It really is that good.