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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.

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Ladj Ly

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Ladj Ly (screenplay), Giordano Gederlini (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Brigadier Stéphane Ruiz is a young and light-heartened cop who moves to Paris to be closer of his little son after the divorce of his wife. Working in the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, in the 93th district, where Victor Hugo wrote his famous 1862's novel "The Miserables", Ruiz joins the local Anti-Crime Brigade, being paired with veterans but unscrupulous colleagues Chris and Gwada, who are charged with the task to train Ruiz about the way Montfermeil's works and the people to meet. However, his first day in Montfermeil twists in bad way when the owner of a circus and his men meet where drug-lord Le Maire ("The Mayor") claiming for a stolen baby lion a few hours ago, blaming him by the theft. Avoiding a fight between Le Maire and circus' owner, the three cops patrol the hood looking for the animal, learning that a troubled kid named Issa is the thief, who stolen to have it as pet. But when Ruiz, Chris and Gwada locate Issa to recover the baby lion, Issa's friends attempt to ... Written by Chockys

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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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It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Pitiful (2017) See more »

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Very powerful
21 November 2019 | by lazaridSee all my reviews

The film touches subjects which although very important, remain out of focus in almost all contemporary narratives. As the title «Les miserables» indicates, the protagonists are the victims of a system which breeds inequality and marginalization of a large proportion of the population. The story develops linearly, the scenes stay within the essential statements, spectacularly false impressions are omitted and the message comes through effectively. My feeling was that there was really no plot but an ordinary, documentary like, day to day happening in one of the ghettos of civilized Paris in France. What I found very interesting and revealing was the depiction of the inability of western societies to assimilate, integrate and absorb different cultures. I was left wondering.


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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:

$18,202,623
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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