Les Misérables

Synopsis

Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Miserables”. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada - 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.

Trailer

Showtimes

LOS ANGELES - September 23 & 27 - The Directors Guild Theater Complex-Renoir & Truffaut Theatre (Followed by a Q&A with director Ladj Ly and actor Djebril Didier Zonga on Opening Night)

MILL VALLEY - October 12 at 2:15pm - CineArts Sequoia

SAN RAFAEL - October 11 at 8:00pm - Rafael Film Center

SEATTLE - September 28 at 6:00pm - SIFF Cinema Uptown