Browning Cinema

Les Misérables (2019)

Thursday, October 28, 2021
Les Misérables DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Directed by Ladj Ly
With Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga
Rated R, 104 minutes, DCP
In French and Bambara with English subtitles.

The recent bonanza of police procedurals, either in scripted form or through one of the many true crime offerings available, often attempt to take and convey the temperature of the street. The eerie feeling of something's about to break is difficult to capture, but first-time director Ladj Ly quickly and convincingly captures the haute tension in the Parisian district of Montfermeil.

While not an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, the setting matches key events in the novel and also trains its eye on the mistreatment of the poor and marginalized, here largely those within the African diaspora who face the brunt of the violence once it erupts.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.


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