Director: Ladj Ly
Starring: Damien Bonnard, Djebril Zonga, Alexis Manenti
Release Date: Fri 04 Sep 2020
In French with English subtitles.
Please note this is a new French drama film which is not connected in any way with the musical of the same name.
Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) 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.