A harrowing and powerful depiction of injustice, social inequality and the consequences of a class-divided society. 2020's most important film. The Miserable is an engaging and intense drama in which the plot is set in Montfermeil, a suburb outside Paris where parts of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Misérables" from 1862 also took place. Today, the distance to the elite and the rage of the people are frighteningly equal. Drabantbyen explodes when a police unit seriously injures a young boy during an arrest, where the incident is captured on video by one of the neighborhood's youths.
Oscar-nominated for best foreign film and winner of the Jury Prize during the Cannes Film Festival 2019.