Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn and MSN Editors
30 best gangster films

A Prophet - 2009

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Imprisoned Malik el Djebena finds himself in a jail divided into two factions - Corsicans and Muslims. Corsican leader Cesar Luciani orders Malik to murder Reyeb, a Muslim, and the job haunts him. Malik finds a Muslim friend in Ryad who teaches illiterate Malik how to read and write while the two strike up a close friendship. Malik returns to the prison after a showdown as a high ranker within the Muslim faction with his own associates -€“ but just how has he become so acclaimed?