Les Misérables (2019 film)

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Les Misérables
Les Misérables 2019 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byLadj Ly
Produced byToufik Ayadi
Christophe Barral
Screenplay byLadj Ly
Giordano Gederlini
Alexis Manenti
Based onLes Misérables
by Ladj Ly
StarringDamien Bonnard
Alexis Manenti
Djibril Zonga
Music byPink Noise
CinematographyJulien Poupard
Edited byFlora Volpeliere
SRAB Films
Rectangle Productions
Lyly Films
Distributed byBAC Films
Amazon Studios
Release date
  • 15 May 2019 (2019-05-15) (Cannes)
Running time
103 minutes

Les Misérables is a 2019 French drama film directed and co-written by Ladj Ly,[1] based on his short film of the same name.[2] It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.[3] At Cannes the film won the Jury Prize.[4][5]


Inspired by the riots of 2005 in the Paris suburbs, the film revolves around three members of an anti-crime brigade who are overrun while trying to make an arrest.


  • Damien Bonnard as Stéphane / Pento
  • Alexis Manenti as Chris
  • Djibril Zonga as Gwada
  • Issa Perica as Issa
  • Al-Hassan Ly as Buzz
  • Steve Tientcheu as The Mayor
  • Almamy Kanoute as Salah
  • Jeanne Balibar as The Commissioner
  • Raymond Lopez as Zorro
  • Omar Soumare as Macha
  • Sana Joachaim as Bintou
  • Lucas Omiri as Slim


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 78% based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 7.38/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Les Misérables transcends its unwieldy story with compelling ideas and an infectious energy that boils over during a thrilling final act."[6] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]


  1. ^ "The Screenings Guide 2019". 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Ladj Ly's Les Misérables enters post-production". Cineuropa. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Cannes festival 2019: full list of films". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Bong Joon-ho's Parasite wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Les Misérables (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Les Misérables Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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