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Les Misérables (2019)

Les misérables (original title)
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A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director:

Ladj Ly

Writers:

Ladj Ly (screenplay), Giordano Gederlini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damien Bonnard ... Brigadier Stéphane Ruiz, dit Pento
Alexis Manenti ... Chris
Djebril Zonga Djebril Zonga ... Gwada
Issa Perica Issa Perica ... Issa
Al-Hassan Ly Al-Hassan Ly ... Buzz
Steve Tientcheu Steve Tientcheu ... Le Maire
Almamy Kanouté Almamy Kanouté ... Salah (as Almamy Kanoute)
Nizar Ben Fatma Nizar Ben Fatma ... La Pince
Raymond Lopez Raymond Lopez ... Zorro
Luciano Lopez Luciano Lopez ... Luciano
Jaihson Lopez Jaihson Lopez ... Jaihson
Jeanne Balibar ... La commissaire
Sana Joachaim Sana Joachaim ... Bintou
Lucas Omiri Lucas Omiri ... Slim
Rocco Lopez Rocco Lopez ... Rocco
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Storyline

Assigned to work alongside unethical police veterans Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) in Paris' Anti-Crime Brigade, Brigadier Stéphane Ruiz (Damien Bonnard) - a recent transplant to the working-class suburb of Montfermeil, where Victor Hugo wrote his famous novel Les Misérables - struggles to establish a working relationship with influential community leaders while attempting to maintain some semblance of peace between his disreputable team and the citizens of the local housing projects. When what should be a simple arrest goes tragically awry, the three officers must individually reconcile with the aftermath of their actions while angling to keep the neighborhood from retaliating with mob violence. Beginning as a Cesar-winning short film, the film was inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize (in a tie with BACURAU) and was selected as France's entry for Best ... Written by Mae Moreno

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some disturbing/violent content, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The suburb of Paris that this is set in, Montfermeil, is that in which the director grew up. See more »

Quotes

Chris: You just arrived and you're lecturing us? We're the only ones respected.
Brigadier Stéphane Ruiz, dit Pento: Respect? People around here just fear you.
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Featured in De quoi j'me mêle!: Episode #1.9 (2019) See more »

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A Masterpiece
28 September 2019 | by rachidferdinands-56062See all my reviews

An intense and powerful drama that shows the raw reality of life in French inner cities. At times breathtaking, LES MISÉRABLES is doubtlessy the strongest banlieue film since LA HAINE. Ly's debut feature is more than impressive.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | Bambara

Release Date:

20 November 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Misérables See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,154, 12 January 2020

Gross USA:

$330,181

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,087,768
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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