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Wild Bunch - LES MISERABLES

Ladj Ly

LES MISERABLES

LES MISERABLES

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Status: Post-production

Director(s): Ladj Ly

Long 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.

Cast

  • Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga

Crew

  • Director(s): Ladj Ly
  • Screenplay: Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti

  • Production company: SRAB FILMS, RECTANGLE PRODUCTIONS, LYLY FILMS
  • Language: French
  • Festival de Cannes 2019 - Competition
    Award(s) : Jury Prize