Academy Award nominee Ladj Ly follows his internationally acclaimed debut Les Misérables with another incendiary, deeply personal and powerfully political portrait of a community struggling to find a way and a place to belong.
After the sudden death of the town's mayor, Pierre, an idealistic young doctor, is appointed to replace him. He intends to continue the policy of his predecessor, who dreamed of rehabilitating this working-class neighbourhood. Haby, a young French woman of Malian origin living in one of the dilapidated tower blocks, refuses to see her family being driven out of the neighbourhood where she grew up. Set largely in an underprivileged Parisian suburb, Ladj Ly’s follow-up to his Cannes Jury Prize–winning debut, Les Misérables, is an incendiary indictment of racist policies that force the poor into unsafe and inadequate living conditions. Featuring a powerhouse ensemble led by newcomer Anta Diaw, Les Indésirables dramatizes some of the most divisive social themes of our time.