Ladj Ly

France | V.O. French | 2019 | 102 min | DCP | color | Fiction | Quebec Premiere

Freshly arrived from Cherbourg, Stéphane joins the Montfermeil Crime Brigade, in the 93, where he meets his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, two experienced "bacqueux." The tension between the different neighbourhood groups soon becomes obvious. One day during an arrest, while they are completely overwhelmed, a drone films their every move.

Director Ladj Ly
Cinematographer Julien Poupard
Screenplay Giordano Gederlini, Ladj Ly, Alexis Manenti
Cast Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Steve Tientcheu, Jeanne Balibar
Production Lyly Films, Rectangle Productions, SRAB Films
Distribution TVA Films


Ladj Ly

Ladj Ly began his career with the Kourtrajmé group. He first joined cinema as an actor, then as director with his first short film Montfermeil les bosquets (1997). Ly filmed his neighbourhood for a whole year and directed the documentary 365 days in Clichy-Montfermeil (2007) after the 2005 riots in Clichy-sous-Bois. He also directed 365 jours au Mali (2014) and the short film Les misérables (2017), awarded at the Clermont-Ferrand festival, then co-directed with Stéphane de Freitas the documentary À voix haute (2017). In 2019, he introduced his first feature film, Les misérables.