Watch Ladj LY’S LES MISÉRABLES with MUBI GO, starting tomorrow
Curated streaming service MUBI has announced that its MUBI GO film of the week, starting March 13, is the award-winning LES MISÉRABLES.
Directed by Ladj Ly (THE PITIFUL, GO FAST CONNEXION), the film won the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival 2019, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film 2020.
The film is inspired by the 2005 Paris riots and stars Damien Bonnard (DUNKIRK, STAYING VERTICAL) and Alexis Manenti (THE LAST PANTHERS), Djibril Zonga (C’EST TOUT POUR MOI), and Issa Perica (QUOTIDIEN).
As a provocative insight into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police, the film tells the story of Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) joining the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, Paris, 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 an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life.
With MUBI GO, members receive one complimentary ticket every week to watch new releases, hand-picked by MUBI, at PVR Cinemas across India. Previous film selections have included PARASITE, LITTLE WOMEN, KAAMYAAB, THE INVISIBLE MAN, 1917 and more since launching in November 2019.
While MUBI members can find MUBI GO in their existing subscriptions, new members can subscribe now at an introductory price of Rs 199 for three months.