An exciting, heart-pounding film featuring an astonishing array of street-based set pieces. ” RogerEbert.com
Tensions between violent cops and neighbourhood youth explode in this fiery, Cannes Jury Prize-winning film from director Ladj Ly, who brings the spirit of Victor Hugo to the cultural skirmishes of the Parisian suburbs.
Set in the commune of Montfermeil in the aftermath of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, LES MISÉRABLES is based on a real-life occurrence of police violence which took place in the city on 14 October 2008, and was observed and filmed by Ladj Ly (this is his full-length feature directorial debut)
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