The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. Written by
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Re-released in France in 1951. See more
In the First Part, after Fantine meets Felix at the dance, a shot of the cards advertising the dance blow one by one off of a table, until they are all gone. Driven through the top of the table can be seen the heads of flathead metal wood screws, which were not invented until the middle 19th Century, or decades after the story takes place. See more
He makes no vain sacrifice who fights for a cause. All here are ready to die so that our brothers may live as free men. Liberty... sweet liberty... come fight with those who defend you.
Referenced in Joan of Paris