Les Miserables

Les Miserables
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 44min
  • Directed by: Ladj Ly
  • Cast: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga

Stéphane (Bonnard) joins Montfermeil’s Anti-Crime Brigade along with Chris (Manenti) and Gwada (Zonga), but their aggressive approach leads to fatalities. This debut film by Mali-born director Ly is hard-edged cop thriller, lean, powerful and superbly acted, which offers the kind of stark commentary featured in Do the Right Thing. Audacious and compelling.

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Les Misérables

5 Mar 20204 stars

GFF 2020: Hard-edged and highly pertinent cop thriller from first-timer Ladj Ly

The title no longer belongs exclusively to Victor Hugo and the mega-musical – first-time feature director Ladj Ly has audaciously hijacked it for himself with this compelling film that's very much of the moment in terms of showing the hair-trigger…

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