Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs
of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Miserables”. Alongside his new colleagues
Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) – both experienced members of the team – he quickly
discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the
course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life.
Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly’s short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative
insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police.
Ladj Ly Giordano Gederlini Alexis Manenti
January 17, 2019