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Monsieur Ibrahim
Genre: Foreign

Reviewed In Issue 88 (Sep 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Omar Sharif & Pierre Boulanger

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by actor Omar Sharif.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03246
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2003
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 07/06/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Fran
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Young Momo (Boulanger) is a teenager living alone with his father in one of the shadier parts of Paris. Mostly neglected by his dad, the boy spends his time by himself, doing what he can to please the man who is raising him. When going to the market owned by an Arab named Monsieur Ibrahim (Sharif), Momo begins to spend more and more time talking to him. And it isn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced (mislabeled on jacket) windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.66:1 DVD picture exhibits a warm color palette that visually complements the setting of the story, with yellowish whites and fleshtones that err toward orange at times. Blacks are deep, but can be undefined. The picture can have a hazy appearance, with blown-out windows and skies. Edge enhancement and pixelization are occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

The French soundtrack (an uncredited Dolby