LES MISERABLES – Review by Diane Carson

French cinema has produced gripping police procedurals. To that group must now be added writer/director Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables, set in the embattled Parisian banlieue (district) Les Bosquets where Victor Hugo located important scenes in his famous 1862 eponymous novel. Les Misérables won the Jury Award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and is France’s submission for this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar.

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