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Misérables, Les

English title: Misérables, Les
Original title: Misérables, Les
German title: Wütenden, Die – Misérables, Les
France, 2019

Director: Ly, Ladj
Production company: SRAB Films
Co-producers: Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 103 min.
Film genre: Feature film

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 and Gwada - 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.

Cannes IFF 2019 (awarded), JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2020, Oscar-nomination 2020, SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2020

Study guide: Danish

Study guide: Norwegian

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