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Les Misérables Unclassified 18+

Director: Ladj Ly Country: France (2019)
Language: French with English subtitles

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.

In Montfermeil, where Hugo set his original Les Misérables, a cop newly recruited to the anti-criminal brigade finds himself on a team whose questionable methods lead them into direct conflict with the neighbourhood gangs in their jurisdiction. When a drone camera captures a wrongful police shooting, events boil over into a dramatic clash that threatens to burn the suburb to the ground.

Inspired by the riots of 2005, César nominee and Kourtrajmé collective member Ladj Ly (co-director of MIFF 2018’s Speak Up) makes his kinetic feature debut with a powerful, thrilling work that swings between brutal social realism and moments of electric melodrama. Les Misérables critiques systemic corruption and explores the fraught tension between cops and African and Arab teenagers with a sensitivity to the complicated perspectives at play on both sides.

“An exciting, heart-pounding film featuring an astonishing array of street-based set pieces.” – RogerEbert.com

Tickets

5071
Fri 02 Aug 9:15 pm [5071]
Les Misérables (102 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
0142
Sun 04 Aug 12:00 pm [0142]
Les Misérables (102 mins)
Plenary 2 @ MCEC Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
8551
Sun 11 Aug 6:30 pm [8551]
Les Misérables (102 mins)
Hoyts 10 & 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Alexis Manenti, Damien Bonnard, Djibril Zonga
Director
Ladj Ly
Producer
Michel Merkt
Screenwriters
Alexis Manenti, Giordano Gederlini, Ladj Ly
Cinematographer
Julien Poupard
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Rialto Distribution

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