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Ladj Ly's Les Misérables represents France at the 92nd Oscars®!

Director Ladj Ly's prize-winning drama film "Les Misérables" has been chosen to be entered in the Best International Feature Film category for the 92nd Oscars®. 

Victor Hugo’s magnum opus is both lionized and shaken up in Ladj Ly’s sprawling fresco of his native Montfermeil — a collection of housing projects crawling with sleazy cops, small-time hoods, the Muslim Brotherhood, and a ragtag group of kids left to fend for themselves... all jockeying for turf and struggling to forestall the inevitable. Majestic, stirring, gripping and compassionate, with a musical score that is, at once, moving and thrilling, the film follows an upright cop on his first day on the job, as he learns the ropes and struggles to hold onto his principles. 

Les Misérables had its US premiere at COLCOA French Film Festival's Opening Night on September 23rd 2019. 

The US release date is scheduled for January 10th, 2020.