India  
NewsR.in
> > >

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:20s - Published < > Embed
Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

Ladj Ly says his debut and Palme D'Or hopeful, 'Les Miserables' gives an insight into France's "yellow vest" street protests and the police tactics used.

Rough cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Cannes filmmaker tells Macron: see my police violence movie

ROUGH CUT.

NO REPORTER NARRATION.

Filmmaker Ladj Ly urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (May 16) to watch his thriller about police violence, in the running for the top award at Cannes, as an insight into France's "yellow vest" street protests.

Set in a Paris suburb, "Les Miserables" tells the story of three policemen who scramble to cover their tracks and keep the peace after their arrest of a local teen spirals out of control and is recorded by a passing drone.

Ly's pulsating debut, selected for the main Palme D'Or competition, comes six months into a wave of sometimes violent French street demonstrations against high living costs and the perceived indifference of the ruling class.

The protests have drawn attention to police tactics including their use of flash-ball riot control guns.

"I'm sending a message to Emmanuel Macron: hear us.

And we'd like him to see the film so if he's prepared to let us into the Elysee Palace we're prepared to do a screening there," Ly told a news conference.

Set among sprawling housing estates where teenagers, the Muslim Brotherhood and migrant families are all trying to carve out territory, the film is at times bitingly funny.

Ly's choice of title makes clear that the theme is by no means a new one, either, and many of the scenes are shot in the Montfermeil neighbourhood that inspired the atmosphere of brewing revolution in Victor Hugo's epic novel of the 1830s.

(Production: Christian Levaux, Oliver Barth, Lisa Giles-Keddie)




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Violet movie [Video]Violet movie

Violet movie trailer - Plot synopsis: A grand prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Violet tells the story of 15-year-old Jesse who bears witness to his best friend's seemingly random murder at the..

Credit: Teaser-Trailer.com     Duration: 01:26Published

Paul Dano to Play the Riddler in 'The Batman' [Video]Paul Dano to Play the Riddler in 'The Batman'

Paul Dano to Play the Riddler in 'The Batman'. Dano will face off against Robert Pattinson's Batman in the highly-anticipated film. Dano's casting comes soon after Zoe Kravitz signed on to..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:17Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest