France, 2017, 16 min
In the modern-day Parisian neighborhood of Victor Hugo’s novel, a new transfer cop learns abusive policing practices of two veterans. When a young boy records them going too far, the community threatens to explode.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Ladj Ly is a French filmmaker born in Mali. Actor and director of the collective Kourtrajmé, he's known for the shorts 365 JOURS A CLICHY-MONTFERMEIL and LES BOSQUETS, in collaboration with the contemporary artist JR. For several years, Ladj Ly filmed and organized cultural events in his neighborhood, the Cité des Bosquets in Clichy Montfermeil. His last short is LES MISERABLES, Canal + Award at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF, about the police violence in France.
Clermont-Ferrand 2017. Aspen Shortsfest 2017. Palm Springs IShFF 2017. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2017. Brooklyn FF 2017. Moscow IFF 2017. REGARD IShFF Saguenay 2017.
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