Gritty prison drama A PROPHET dominated France's Cesar Awards on Saturday night (27Feb10) scooping nine of the coveted trophies.
The movie, which won the best foreign film prize at the recent British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, took the top honours at the ceremony in France, including Best Film, Best Actor for Tahar Rahim and Best Director for Jacques Audiard.
A Prophet also claimed awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Niels Arestrup and Best Cinematography among others. Rahim was also named Most Promising Male Newcomer.
Veteran French star Isabelle Adjani won the Best Actress accolade for school drama Skirt Day, while Emmanuelle Devos was named Best Supporting Actress for At the Beginning.
Clint Eastwood's Grand Torino won the Cesar for Best Foreign Film.