Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in the suburbs of Paris, 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 find themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter,filming every move they make. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots and filmmaker Ladj Ly’s short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police.
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Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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A gripping experience.
With "Les Misérables," Ly delivers a passionate protest on behalf of an entire generation, whose future has largely been foreclosed.
Ly's considerable skill aside, what makes "Les Misérables" such an immersive experience is the crackling sense of authenticity that is the film's birthright.