In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.Written by
The film was going to be four hours long, with a fifteen-minute battle. It was cut to two and a half hours. See more »
In the "Master of the House" scene where Thénardier is fleecing his guests, there are signs for "glasses" and "eyes" and a menu that is completely written in English but should be in French. See more »
Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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"The Director would like to thank his parents Meredith and Richard Hooper, Rachel Hooper, Ben Hooper and Roger Mortimer for introducing him to musicals." See more »
A story full of passion, revolutionary spirit, redemption and...music
The cast is incredible. You think you're watching a merely remake of the 1998 movie but as the film begins you realize that it has something different and innovative. From the first shots the song of the slaves is dominating and the scene is filmed in a majestic way (so as the whole movie). Sometimes some dialogues are sung by the characters when it is not necessary (and the viewer loses concentration). Apart from this, it seems to be at the theater. The songs remain impressed and the drama/revolution is appeased by the comedy of the two scammers. Tom Hooper has realized both a good remake and musical.
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