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. *Kourtrajme is a collective of artists created by Kim Chapiron, Ladj Ly and Romain Gavras and supported by Vincent Cassel and Mathieu Kassovitz.
The movie had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, where it won the Jury Prize. Les Misérables was selected as the French entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Subtitles: Estonian, Russian