Les Misérables

image from the film Les Misérables

image from the film LES MISERABLES

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Les Misérables follows Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues, Stéphane struggles to maintain order amidst the mounting tensions between local gangs. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control.

“The film becomes an enthralling, edifying, terrifying, sometimes funny and improbably stirring portrait of a multiethnic, polycultural cauldron where fury against injustice and neglect hovers near the boiling point.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“The film serves as both caustic update to Victor Hugo’s monolithic novel and cautionary tale about the future.” (Slant)

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