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WIFF 365: Les Misérables

February 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Kelly – in Capitol Theatre

$9 – $14

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Director Ladj Ly’s masterful urban thriller is set in his own hometown, the same explosive under-privileged Paris banlieue of Montfermeil from Victor Hugo’s famous novel. Ly’s prizewinning film parallels two provocatively powerful plotlines that leave us on the edge of our seats!

The film follows a 3-man crime unit’s perilous day patrolling streets and housing projects. The team’s rookie is an idealistic cop from the provinces new to the violent Paris suburbs. A gypsy circus, teen-age gangs, drug dealers, and the Muslim Brotherhood, all try to muscle-in for a piece of “the hood”. Streetwise kids, hardened thugs and cynical cops populate a place that the French authorities appear to have abandoned…