Fifty years into a long and varied career, Omar Sharif gives one of his very best performances in this touching adaptation of playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's autobiographical novel, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran
. The Egyptian-born Sharif plays Monsieur Ibrahim, the Muslim proprietor of small Parisian grocery who becomes an unlikely father-figure to a Jewish teenager who's been abandoned by his parents. Moise (Pierre Boulanger), or "Momo," hasn't seen his mother (Isabelle Renauld) in years; she walked out when Momo was still a child, taking her older son, Paul, and leaving Momo in the care of his depressed and distant father (Gilbert Melki). ...