Monsieur Ibrahim

A FILM BY François Dupeyron

Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling.""""
-Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
[Sharif] imbues this seemingly simple man with the wisdom that age brings the lucky ones -- his Ibrahim is a subdued Zorba the Greek.""""
-Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
An intimate little gem.""""
-Rex Reed, New York Observer


During the early 1960's, Paris was an explosion of life. 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 neighborhood, two unlikely characters - a young Jew and an elderly Muslim - begin a friendship. When we meet Moise, also known as Momo (Pierre Boulanger), he is in effect an orphan even though he lives with his father, a man slowly retreating into a crippling depression. His only friends are the street prostitutes who treat him with genuine affection. Momo buys his groceries at the neighborhood shop, a crowded dark space owned and run by Ibrahim (Omar Sharif), 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 grownup in Momo's life. Together they begin a journey that will change their lives forever.

Original Languages: French/Arabic
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 95 min.
Year: 2003


Gilbert Melki
Isabelle Renauld
Omar Sharif
Pierre Boulanger
François Dupeyron