The Prophet

The Prophet

DVD - 2016
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Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa's return home, but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
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video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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Library_Jill Aug 29, 2017

Interesting collection of a series of philosophical poems set to different styles of animation and music, all held together by the story of a working widow and her mute daughter whose lives intertwine with that of a visionary being released from house arrest to return to his home country. I was unfamiliar with the book of poetry that this movie was based on and from which the poems were drawn, so I had no background when I began watching. I was reminded favorably of Disney's Fantasia movies at times, with the different art styles and mini-visual-stories that were shown accompanying the different poems that Liam Neeson narrated, though I felt at the end that I might need to go back and read the poems on a printed page to fully appreciate what was being said.

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biny
May 06, 2016

The Kahlil Gibran's works for children.

cmlibrary_anickerson Mar 29, 2016

I was a fan of Kahlil Gibran in the early 70's and was thrilled to discover this animated version of his book The Prophet. Well told story and beautifully illustrated pieces of his prose and poetry throughout.

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kerkrobe
Mar 04, 2016

Fun way to read poetry.

Radharc Feb 23, 2016

Beautiful adaptation BASED on the beloved book by Kahlil Gibran. Eight of the original 26 "essays" are directed by different animators (including Bill Plympton). Some of the animations are simply breathtaking. The framework story is quaint, and overall, pleasant enough for children. Best part of all, though, is hearing Liam Neeson read the essays. RECOMMENDED!

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