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[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...
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 ...