Les Misérables

Les Misérables
Director
Ladj Ly
Country
France
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti
Cast
Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica, Al-Hassan Ly, Steve Tientcheu, Almamy Kaoute, Jeanne Balibar
Production
SRAB Films, Rectangle Productions, Lyly Films

Storyline

Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada – both experienced members of the team – he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighbourhood gangs. When they find themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures their every movement, their every action... Inspired by the riots of 2005, César nominee and Kourtrajmé collective member Ladj Ly explores contemporary Montfermeil, the same place where Victor Hugo chose to set “Les Misérables” in 1862. More than 150 years later, the similarities between today’s angry, hoodie- wearing youth and Gavroche are only too clear.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2019
Competition
Jury Prize
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Contemporary World Cinema

European Film Awards (EFA) 2019
Nominations:
European Film
European Discovery - Prix Fipresci - WINNER
European Screenwriter (Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti)
Goyas Awards 2020
Nomination:
Best European Film - WINNER
Golden Globe Awards 2020
Nomination to BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE (France)
Oscar 2020
International Feature Film Nomination
César 2020
Nominations:
- Best Film. WINNER
- Best Director (Ladj Ly)
- Best Actor (Damien Bonnard)
- Best Original Screenplay (Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Manenti)
- Best First Film
- Best Male Newcomer (Alexis Manenti). WINNER
- Best Editing (Flora Volpelière). WINNER
- Best Cinematography (Julien Poupard)
- Best Original Score (Marco Casanova, Kim Chapiron)
- Best Sound (Arnaud Lavleix, Jérôme Gonthier, Marco Casanova)
AUDIENCE AWARD. WINNER

Releases

Spain (22 of November 2019)