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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.

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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 bdsproductions

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27 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Os Miseráveis  »

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The film was presented in three parts respectively called: "Une tempête sous un crâne" (Tempest in a skull), "Les Thénardier" (The Thenardiers - the names of the couple of villains) and "Liberté, liberté chérie" (Freedom, dear Freedom). See more »

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In the second part, Les Thenardier, when Jean Servais overhears the pair plotting to rob Valjean, Raymond Bernard can be heard softly directing him to leave the room ("Vite!"). See more »

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Enjolras: [on Jean Valjean] Who is he?
Grantaire: I don't know. A man who saves others.
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For those of us who have read the unabridged book.

Last summer (and fall...) I read the complete unabridged novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Needless to say, it had an impact on my life. I have since been on a quest to find a book that is its equal, but who knows if that book exists.

I made the mistake of watching the 1998 Hollywood butchery job and let's just say I was unimpressed. Somewhere I read that this 1934 French version was the most 'true-to-book' version of the novel out there. Well, after watching it, I'd have to agree! It is a long movie, but it covers pretty much every major part of the novel except for Jean and Cosette's experience living in the convent. It still works, though.

I wouldn't recommend anyone who has not read Hugo's amazing novel to sit through this movie: but if you want to reminisce a little, and recall some visions that you had while reading the book, this film should do the trick better than anything else out there.

Well done!!! 9 out of 10, kids.


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