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Directed by: Ladj Ly
Starring: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu

Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, director Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.

Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, where Victor Hugo set his Les Misérables. 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 finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life.

 

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Certificate:

15

Duration

Approx 104 mins

Time details

5 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)

Languages:

French with English subtitles

Content Guidance:

Brief sexual threat, Very strong language

Reviews

Tense, explosive, and urgent… A mesmerising street thriller
An absolute revelation
A tour de force of escalating tension

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