September 28, 2019
This drama borrows the suburban setting, and the police aggression, of Victor Hugo's classic novel while documenting the struggles of its present-day Muslim community.
Not quite an update of Victor Hugo's classic novel, this gripping and grounded procedural does however probe the tensions between Paris' anti-crime police and the poor Muslim population in the French suburb of Montfermeil in the present day-where little has changed in the 150 years since Hugo first characterized the strife he saw through his bedroom window. Winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize.
- Original Language Title: Les misérables
- Director: Ladj Ly
- Principal Cast: Damien Bonnard, Djebril Zonga, Jeanne Balibar, Alexis Manenti, Steve Tientcheu
- Country: France
- Year: 2019
- Running Time: 103 minutes
- Screenplay: Alexis Manenti, Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini
- Language: French
- Has Subtitles: Yes