Photo by SRAB Films

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, director Ladj Ly explores contemporary Montfermeil, the same place where Victor Hugo chose to set his Les Misérables in 1862. More than 150 years later, the similarities between today’s angry, hoodie-wearing youth and Hugo’s Gavroche are only too clear. This French film has English subtitles.

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