Oscars: Cannes Jury Prize Winner ‘Les Misérables’ To Fly Flag For France In International Film Race

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Oscars: Cannes Jury Prize Winner ‘Les Misérables’ To Fly Flag For France In International Film Race
Ladj Ly’s politically charged urban drama Les Miserables has been chosen to represent France in the Best International Feature Film category at the 92nd Oscars. The Cannes Jury Prize winner also recently played Toronto and is opening the Colcoa fest in Los Angeles at the DGA this Monday. It will release in the U.S. via Amazon on January 10 after closing one of the biggest domestic deals ever for a French-language movie last May.

Ly, who was a rare first-timer in the Cannes Competition, as well as a Deadline One To Watch this year, wrote and directed Les Misérables which was inspired by the by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ly’s César-nominated short film of the same name. It takes a provocative look into the tensions between neighborhood residents and police, centering on Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), who has recently joined the anti-crime brigade in Montfermeil, the Paris suburb where
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