预言者的剧情介绍,青年马利克（Tahar Rahim 饰）因参与犯罪活动被判刑六年，在监狱里，他很快因自己的一半阿拉伯血统被科西嘉帮派领袖卢西亚尼（Niels Arestrup 饰）注意，后者强逼马利克刺杀一名阿拉伯犯人，马利克完成了任务，在监狱生涯中得到卢西亚尼帮派的保护。一年后监狱转移部分科西嘉犯人，卢西亚尼势力大减，视学会了科西嘉语的马利克为眼耳，同时马利克在监狱学校中补习不辍，不久马利克得到白天外出工作的机会，借助监狱中获得的关系，马利克涉足大麻生意，获利颇丰，并逐渐挣脱卢西亚尼的控制自立门户…… <br /> 本片获2009年戛纳电影节评审团大奖。
Nineteen year-old Franco-Arab Malik El Djebena is just starting his six year prison sentence in Brécourt. Although he has spent the better part of his life in juvenile detention, this stint is his first in an adult prison. Beyond the division of Corsicans and Muslims in the prison (the Corsicans who with their guard connections rule what happens in the prison), he has no known friends or enemies inside. He is just hoping to serve his time in peace and without incident, despite having no prospects once he's out of jail since he's illiterate and has no support outside of the prison. Due to logistics, the head of Corsican inmates, a sadistic mafioso named César Luciani, co-opts Malik as part of the Corsicans' activities, not only regarding what happens inside the prison, but also continued criminal activities outside. The innocent Malik has no idea what to do but cooperate. This move does not sit well with the other Corsicans, who only see Malik as a dirty Arab, and the Muslims who now mistrust him. But as time goes on, Malik works to save himself while in prison, while setting up his life post prison on his own terms. Both his demon and his salvation in prison is the specter of one of the first people he really got to know during his incarceration.