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New Releases Dundee Jan 24 – Feb 13, 2020 Screening in the Dundee Linder Microcinema

Les Misérables

Dir. Ladj Ly France 102 min R

2019 Amazon Studios

Closed Captioning, Open Captioning, Assistive Listening, Audio Description, Subtitles (Accessibility Info)

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

"First-time feature filmmaker Ladj Ly makes a galvanizing debut with Les Misérables, France’s entry to the Academy Awards that was nominated for an Oscar earlier this week. The title is both misleading and disarmingly on point: Set in the embattled Paris suburb of Montfermeil — where Ly grew up and still lives — this contemporary drama calls back to Victor Hugo’s classic novel but doesn’t retell it. The references are subtle but unmistakable in a story fueled by brutal inequality, bureaucratic apathy, obsession and incendiary rage. It’s as old as time, even when it involves cellphones, drones and other modern-day signifiers."
—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Film Information

Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “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. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly’s short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police. — UniFrance

Les Misérables (disambiguation)

Les Misérables is a 2019 film by Ladj Ly inspired by the 2005 Paris riots. 

Les Misérables may also refer to a novel by Victor Hugo and its dozens of film and television adaptations. In this case, it does not.

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