Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is a very short book, I read it in French in a couple of hours. I'm going to listen to the to the audio to make sure I have the pronunciation correct. There is also the movie, note it is rated R. It won many awards:
- César Award, Best Actor 2004: Omar Sharif
- Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo for Best Male Performance 2003: Pierre Boulanger
- Venice International Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Actor 2003: Omar Sharif
To search google for a book:
- [Name of book here] pdf
The book was originally written in French and can also be found translated into English and German.
To search youtube for the audio version of a book:
- audio [name of book here] site:youtube.com
To search youtube for the movie version of a book:
- [Name of movie here] film complet site:youtube.com
For those interested in other languages. The movie is also available in Italian and Spanish.
Italian: Monsieur Ibrahim e i fiori del Corano di Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Spanish: El Señor Ibrahim y las flores del Corán Latino
Thank you for the book recommendation! It looks wonderful, I have to read it. "La vie devant soi" , a movie which the wiki article also mentions, with the unforgettable character Madame Rosa, is one of my all time favorite movies. Thank you so much!!
You're welcome. I think you'll like the book too. It's a short, quick read. I found the book online with the search I mentioned above. Since I've been learning French, I received a great sense of accomplishment from being able to read and understand it in its original language. I hope you experience that feeling too.
I look forward to watching the movie: "La vie devant soi", I found it on Youtube. Thanks!
it is a coming of age story. You can google why the R rating. It looks very harmless to me. Reviews. https://www.amazon.com/Monsieur-Ibrahim-Omar-Sharif/dp/B00023GG6C
I found a pdf version of the book in French, if you're interested! https://www.bbns.org/uploaded/PDFs/Upper_School/Summer_Reading_2015/French_V_Cinema_Monsieur_Ibrahim_by_Schmitt.pdf