SUMMARY

Stéphane  has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Miserables”. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly’s short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police.

FESTIVALS

Cannes Film Festival 2019, Jerusalem Film Festival 2019, Durban International Film Festival 2019

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Native from Montfermeil, Ladj Ly began his career with the collective Kourtrajmé. He also directed various making-of films. In 2016, he had directed the advertising “Marakani” in Mali for an NGO. Then he co-wrote the documentary 28 Millimetres with the photographer JR. In 2017, he directed the short film Les Misérables nominated at the French César awards in 2018, as well as the documentary he co-directed with Etienne de Fraitas, A Voix Haute. Les Misérables is his first feature film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    Ladj Ly
  • Screenplay
    Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti
  • Cinematography
    Julien Poupard
  • Editing
    Flora Volpelière
  • Cast
    Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almamy Kanoute, Nizar Ben Fatma
  • Producer
    Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
  • Production Co.
    SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films
  • Distributor
    Wild Bunch

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