Thursday, March 12 at 9pm

France Directed by Ladj Ly

In French and Bambara (with English subtitles)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

104 minutes

Rated 14A: coarse language

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A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, LES MISÉRABLES – directed by Ladj Ly – follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, as he joins the local anti-crime squad. Working alongside his unscrupulous colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga), 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.

“IT’S AN URGENT PORTRAIT THAT CAPTURES A MUCH DIFFERENT PARIS THAN THE ORIGINAL 1862 NOVEL, BUT ITS THEMES REMAIN. VICTOR HUGO WOULD BE PROUD.”

- Adam Graham, Detroit News

“THIS GRITTY, NON-MUSICAL CRIME DRAMA SEEMS LIKE A FRENCH GRANDSON OF DENNIS HOPPER’S ‘COLORS’ (1988)”

- Jeff Mitchell, Phoenix Film Festival

“LES MISÉRABLES IS A CREDIBLE FRENCH PROCEDURAL THAT MANAGES TO SURPRISE WITH BOTH SCALE AND FEELING, WORTHY OF HUGO’S TITLE”

- Ryan Silberstein, Cinema76

9pm LES MISÉRABLES