A crowd watches an unexpected building demolition during outside press conference.

Les Indésirables

(Bâtiment 5)

In his second feature film Ladj Ly tells the urgent story of people on the fringes of Paris and political interest as they mobilise against a callous urban renewal project.

In 2019, director Ladj Ly’s debut film Les Misérables was a sensation in Cannes, and he received a Jury Prize for his suspenseful drama from the Parisian suburbs. His second film is also set in the decaying housing estates on the edge of the French metropolis where the filmmaker grew up. It’s also the home of Haby, a young activist of Malian origin. After a new mayor takes office, her family faces the risk of displacement from this working-class quarter. Together with other residents they use all available means to defend their right to dignified and affordable housing. This compelling film based on real events is a topical testament about gentrification, poverty, and systemic racism.

Prague Municipal Library – Large Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Alžběta Medková, Moderator
Jakub Nakládal, Architect
Eva Svobodová, Political scientist
Zora Hesová, Political scientist

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

TitleLes Indésirables
Original TitleBâtiment 5
Original LanguageFrance
Subtitles Czech, English
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginFrance, Belgium, distributor Film Europe
Length101 min.
Tags Migration, Politics, Justice, Europe
Director Ladj Ly

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Les Indésirables