Ladj Ly offers a trenchant, furious look at societal fractures in contemporary France, as a suburban mayor reignites the social tinderbox.
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Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini
Anta Diaw, Alexis Manenti, Aristote Luyindula
France-Belgium 2023. 101min
With English Subtitles
French writer-director Ly made one of his country’s most provocative films in years with Les Misérables, an incendiary portrait of banlieue tensions. In a year of increasingly political turbulence in France, his follow-up couldn’t be timelier. A newly appointed mayor exacerbates stresses in a multi-racial suburb, as a young activist (newcomer Anta Diaw) confronts the machinery of power.
Contains graphic violence, racial violence, distressing scenes.
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