Les Misérables

Category: feature
Director: Ladj Ly
Country: France
Year: 2019
Length: 103'
Production Status: completed

Summary

Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighborhood gangs. When they find themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures their every movement, their every action... Inspired by the riots of 2005, César nominee and Kourtrajmé* collective member Ladj Ly explores contemporary Montfermeil, the same place where Victor Hugo chose to set "Les Misérables" in 1862. More than 150 years later, the similarities between today's angry, hoodie-wearing youth and Gavroche are only too clear. *Kourtrajme is a collective of artists created by Kim Chapiron, Ladj Ly and Romain Gavras and supported by Vincent Cassel and Mathieu Kassovitz.


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