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Les Misérables (1958)
"Les misérables" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  12 March 1958 (France)
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Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

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Bernard Blier ...
René Fleur ...
Le cardinal
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Edmond Ardisson ...
Un gendarme (as Ardisson)
Christian Fourcade ...
Le petit ramoneur
Jean Ozenne ...
Le préfet de Montreuil
Bernard Musson ...
Un bourgeois
Danièle Delorme ...
Elfriede Florin ...
Bourvil ...
Madeleine Barbulée ...
Gerhard Bienert ...
Le président du tribunal
Harry Hindemith ...
Un bagnard
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Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.

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In the "Battle of Waterloo" flashback, English soldiers can be heard singing "The British Grenadiers," one of the most famous UK martial songs. See more »

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Courfeyrac: It's a pity to kill that young man, he could be your brother.
Enjolras: He is.
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Movie gains applause for fidelity to book
30 October 1999 | by (Fresno, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Being a diehard Les Miserables fan, I first learned the musical and then read the book. The musical, though wonderful, was nothing in comparison to the book; there was just so much material in the book that it couldn't all be put in the musical. In this movie adaptation, however, much effort is made in accuracy to not only the plot of Victor Hugo's novel, but the atmosphere and characters. Scenes are filmed as near to where they actually took place in the book as possible, and characters reflect the Hugo's original intentions. The plot is concise enough to be understandable, but full enough to give the viewer a true sense of Hugo's message. Overall, it is a wonderful adaptation and an excellent film.


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