WHO’S IN IT?
Damien Bonnard (Staying Vertical), Alexis Manenti (The Stopover), Djebril Zonga (C’est Tout Pour Moi), Issa Perica (film debut), Al-Hassan Ly (film debut), Steve Tientcheu (The Crew), Almamy Kanoute (Asphalt Playground), Jeanne Balibar (A Private Affair), Raymond Lopez (film debut), Omar Soumare (film debut), Sana Joachaim (film debut), Lucas Omiri (film debut), Nazar Ben Fatma (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ladj Ly (film debut), director, writer; Giordano Gederlini (Samurai) and Alexis Manenti (film debut), writers; Toufik Ayadi (Chateau) and Christophe Barral (A Bun in the Oven), producers; Julien Poupard (Party Girl), cinematographer; Flora Volpelière (West Coast), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
When police officer Stéphane (Bonnard) moves to the Paris suburbs, he discovers an underworld where tensions between different gangs are at boiling point…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
No, this isn’t another adaptation of the classic Victor Hugo novel – which also means there’s zero chance of a singing Russell Crowe, which is nice – but this Oscar-nominated French drama shares many of the timeless story’s themes of class and sharp political divide.