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The Pitiful (2017)

Les misérables (original title)
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With a gun at his belt and a truncheon in his hand, Pento has just joined the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade. With his teammates, he develops specific methods.

Director:

Ladj Ly

Writers:

Alexis Manenti (scenario), Ladj Ly
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Cast overview:
Damien Bonnard ... Laurent
Djebril Zonga Djebril Zonga ... Gwada (as Djibril Zonga)
Alexis Manenti ... Chris
Amara Ly Amara Ly ... Ousman
Boris Gamthety Boris Gamthety ... Le Maire (as Byron Gamthety)
Nizar Ben Fatma Nizar Ben Fatma ... La pince
Mohamed Traoré Mohamed Traoré ... Jeune bavure
Floriane Khayat Floriane Khayat ... Jeune fille 1
Souraya Ahamada Souraya Ahamada ... Jeune fille 2
Amada Dramé Amada Dramé ... Jeune contrôlé 1
Sambaké Madoualy Sambaké Madoualy ... Jeune contrôlé 2
Sidy Koita Sidy Koita ... Jeune contrôlé 3
Djeneba Diallo Djeneba Diallo ... Jeune contrôlé 4
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With a gun at his belt and a truncheon in his hand, Pento has just joined the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade. With his teammates, he develops specific methods.

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The short grew out of documentary videos that the director shot of police actions in his neighborhood. See more »

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Remade as Les Misérables (2019) See more »

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Intense and well worth watching
13 July 2018 | by pandizenzeroSee all my reviews

I am programmer for a film festival and when I put this movie on for our team to watch, everyone was intensely interested throughout the whole 15 minutes. Everyone said we should put it in. This is a short film not to be missed.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Nędznicy See more »

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