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Special screening organised in collaboration with the Alliance Française d'Oxford.
The movie will be introduced by Prof. Yves Sintomer (Paris 8/MFO/Nuffield College, Oxford).
Please note that face covering is strongly recommended and that online booking is required to access the screening.
Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel “Les Miserables”. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life. Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly’s short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police. (In French with English subtitles)