Stephane 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. Cesar nominee and Kourtrajme collective member Ladj Ly explores contemporary Montfermeil, the same place where Victor Hugo chose to set Les Miserables in 1862.
Awards - Cannes FF (Jury Prize), Palm Springs IFF (Directors to Watch), Jerusalem FF (Gabriel Sherover Foundation Award), Athens IFF (Audience Award, Greek Film Critics Association Award), Deauville FF (Michel d'Ornano Award), Durban IFF (Best Film and Best Screenplay), El Gouna FF (Audience Award), European Film Awards (European Discovery)
Nominations - Cannes FF (Palme d'Or, and Golden Camera), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize), Stockholm FF (Bronze Horse), Lumiere Awards, France (Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography), Athens IFF (Golden Athena)