6,221RamblerFri 26th May 2023 Watched Les Misérables the other night. Apart from the obvious comparisons to La Haine, there is a bit of The Wire in there. A review I read mentioned Do The Right Thing, and I can see that, but maybe that film is so influential it just becomes part of the fabric (and it is certainly not as stylised as that film). Really really good, with some excellent pen-portrait characterisation of its huge cast, great soundtrack. I thought the script had some plotting issues, and -maybe this is an age thing - it didn't feel as urgent or angry as La Haine. Plus for a film concerning racial tension and disparity, the Gypsy characters were depicted as sentimental thugs. But if you can get past that, it's a thought-provoking, tense thriller Rambler
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