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7.5
/10
455 Ratings

Les misérables

Directed by Ladj Ly
France, 2019
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Stéphane, just arrived from Cherbourg, joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, in the 93. He will meet his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, two “Bacqueux” experience. He quickly discovers the tensions between the different groups of the neighborhood.

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Les misérables Directed by Ladj Ly

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2019 | Winner: Jury Prize

Academy Awards

2020 | Nominee: Best International Feature Film

Independent Spirit Awards

2020 | Nominee: Best International Film

Ly, the son of Malian immigrants, has absorbed La Haine (1995) as much as Hugo in making this assured first feature, a neorealist exposé that begins and ends in rioting.
April 26, 2020
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Ladj Ly has always used his camera to make sense of the immediate and concrete reality he lived in by documenting and interrogating it tirelessly. As such, the director’s late blooming success since the film’s premiere at Cannes last May feels somehow like justice, the reward for a relentless endurance.
January 15, 2020
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“Les Misérables” is a gripping experience, tense and upsetting, showing how seemingly small events, perhaps manageable in the particulars, can balloon into something out of control, like a fire exploding into a conflagration.
January 10, 2020
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