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Les Misérables (2020)Les Misérables (2020)

Les Misérables (2020)

An Oscar-nominated police thriller that's rough around the edges

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8

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France
Bambara, French
Action-packed, Suspenseful, Thrilling
2019
Ladj Ly
Al-Hassan Ly, Alexis Manenti, Almamy Kanoute
103 min

Synopsis

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Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris and Gwada, 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.

Our Take

7.8
The Staff

This Oscar-nominated French movie is set in Montfermeil, the Paris suburb where Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables but which today is a rough neighborhood.

Inspired by instances of police violence that happened in 2008, the movie follows a squad of police officers who try to keep the neighborhood under control. Their methods, or lack thereof, inevitably cause things to explode. This is a thriller with a message, one which sometimes feels forced; but the payoff at the end will make you forget all of that.

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