Les Misérables

Les Misérables

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Cannes

CANNES 2019: LES MISÉRABLES BY LADJ LY

By Mónica Delgado

Les misérables by French filmmaker Ladj Ly had all the elements to promise a real feat: a filmmaker who comes from the marginal Arab and African suburbs of France, actors of the same community ready to play as gang members, a pop review of the heart of Victor Hugo’s work about the excesses of legality and the revenge of poverty, and a police story / thriller that takes the streets by storm. However, these elements are wasted for an unforgivable concession to a festival formula that insists on portraying social issues from the codes of miserabilism and the urgency to calm the guilt through a “social” or realist cinema.

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Cannes

CANNES 2019: LES MISÉRABLES DE LADJ LY

Por Mónica Delgado

Les misérables del francés Ladj Ly tenía todos los elementos para prometer una hazaña: un cineasta que viene de las canteras marginales de los suburbios árabes y africanos de Francia, actores de la misma comunidad prestos a fungir de pandilleros, revisitación antojadiza y pop del corazón de la obra de Víctor Hugo sobre los excesos de la legalidad y la venganza de la pobreza, y una historia policial y thriller que toma por asalto las calles…

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