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LES MISÉRABLES

by Ladj Ly

synopsis

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 neighbourhood 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.

original title: Les Misérables
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Ladj Ly
film run: 102'
screenplay: Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti
cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almamy Kaoute, Jeanne Balibar
cinematography by: Julien Poupard
film editing: Flora Volpelière
art director: Karim Lagati
music: Pink Noise
producer: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
co-producer: Edouard Weil
production: SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films
backing: Canal+ (FR), Ciné+ (FR), Région Ile-de-France (FR), Cineventure Sofica (FR), Cinefeel Prod (FR)
distributor: Le Pacte, Karantanija Cinemas
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