© SRAB Films
Feature Film | 2018-2019 | France

Shooting data

Start of shooting28.08.2018
End of shooting28.09.2018
LocationsClichy-sous-Bois & Montfermeil (France)

    Brief synopsis

    Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade in Montfermeil, in the Paris suburbs. Alongside his new colleagues Chris and Gwada – both experienced members of the team – he quickly discovers tensions running high between neighbourhood gangs. When they find themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures their every movement, their every action… Inspired by the riots of 2005, César nominee and Kourtrajmé* collective member Ladj Ly explores contemporary Montfermeil, the same place where Victor Hugo chose to set “Les Misérables” in 1862. More than 150 years later, the similarities between today’s angry, hoodie-wearing youth and Gavroche are only too clear.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Damien BonnardStéphane [L]
    Alexis ManentiChris [L]
    Djebril ZongaGwada [L]
    Steve Tientcheu
    Jeanne BalibarCommissaire de police [GS]


    director of photographyJulien Poupard
    directorLadj Ly
    editorFlora Volpelière
    producerToufik Ayadi
    producerChristophe Barral
    unit production managerLaurène Ladoge
    unit managerJérôme Briand
    screenwriterAlexis Manenti
    screenwriterLadj Ly
    screenwriterGiordano Gerderlini
    production sound mixerArnaud Lavaleix

    Production companies

    Srab Films [fr]
    Rectangle Productions [fr]co-production
    Lyly Films [fr]co-production

    Distributing companies

    Amazon Studios [us]USA
    Le Pacte [fr]Distribution France
    Wild Bunch [fr]World Sales


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Ladj Ly2019Festival de Cannes [fr]Caméra d'orNominated


    2019FranceFestival de CannesSélection officielle - Compétition


    PremiereWednesday, 15.05.2019Festival de Cannes [fr]