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« Les Misérables » at the Oscars 2020

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Yesterday, the 92nd Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles. “Les Misérables” was nominated as the French entry for the Best International Feature Film. Sadly Ladj Ly’s movies didn’t win. However, it was hard to win against “Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho (who won 4 trophies).

Still, it’s a great performance for “Les Misérables”! On January the 29th, this movie was nominated in eleven different categories for the Cesar 2020 (the French Oscars). Among them it was nominated for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Original Scenario and Best Actor. 

This film is directly related to Paris poor suburbs’ life. It takes place in Montfermeil, a well-known city in the northern suburbs of Paris. The movie tells a lot about the relationship between police and inhabitants in French working-class neighborhoods. 

I highly recommend this film. It’s a very interesting way to discover France. It will make you rethink the idea of the Parisian suburbs that you may have, and discover a new reality.

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Written by - February 11, 2020