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still from Les misérables (Ladj Ly, FR 2019)

Les misérables

Ladj Ly / FR, 2019 / 102 min.

Ladj Ly situated his protest film in the same banlieu that was the setting for Victor Hugo’s famous novel Les Misérables. In this police drama Ly mainly draws on his recollections of the 2005 riots that scourged Paris. Ly’s feature film debut won the European Film Award. Chosen by Ivo van Hove.

poster Les misérables (Ladj Ly, FR 2019)
Stage director Ivo van Hove: “This film influenced my new version of West Side Story, in particular the 20-minute finale: an explosion of fury in extreme violence.”

Details

Director

Ladj Ly

Production year

2019

Country

FR

Original title

Les misérables

Length

102 min.

Language

Occitan

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

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All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from Les misérables (Ladj Ly, FR 2019)
still from Les misérables (Ladj Ly, FR 2019)

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