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Ladj Ly


Ladj Ly was born in 1978 in Mali. He is a director and actor, known for Les Misérables (2019), The Pitiful (2017) and Homemade (2020). See full bio »

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Known For

Les Misérables Director
(2019)
The Pitiful Director
(2017)
Homemade Director
(2020)
(2009)

Filmography

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 2020 Homemade (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ladj Ly (2020)
 2017 The Pitiful (Short)
 2016 Infrarouge (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Go Fast Connexion (Short)
 2006 365 jours à Clichy Montfermeil (Documentary short)
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Personal Quote:

[press conference for Les Misérables (2019) at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival] The starting point of course of this project was a police blunder that I filmed ten years ago. For five years, I filmed scenes in my neighbourhood - we filmed the cops - it was a neighbourhood where a lot of things happened and I started to film the cops and then I actually filmed a cop blunder, and I had a video... See more »

Trivia:

Libération reported that Ly was convicted in 2009 of complicity in a kidnapping and sequestration case, for which he received a 3-year sentence. Ly unsuccessfully appealed the ruling in 2012 and served a reduced 2-year prison sentence. The article confirmed that Ladj Ly was convicted of two earlier offenses as well: The first, dating back to 2011, involved a video of police violence in ... See more »

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