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Les Misérables (1982)

Les misérables (original title)
The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.

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The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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20 October 1982 (France)  »

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Os Miseráveis  »

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(4 parts) (miniseries) | (VHS) | (theatrical) | (2 parts) (DVD) (miniseries)

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The musical version of 'Les Misérables' opened at the Broadway Theater on March 12, 1987 and ran for 6680 performances, making it the third longest running show on Broadway. See more »

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La Faute à Voltaire
Extrait de la Tragédie Musicale "Les Misérables"
by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg et Jean-Marc Natel
arrangement: John Cameron (as J. Cameron)
Editions musicales A. Boublil-TOP no1
Disques Tréma
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The most faithful film version of Victor Hugo's novel
27 January 2005 | by (San Miguel Allende, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The Robert Hossein's version of Les Miserables is undoubtedly the most faithful adaptation to Victor Hugo's novel. Lino Ventura is great as Jean Valjean as well as Michel Bouquet as Javert and Jean Carmet as Thernardier. All the actors are well characterized and the darkness of the film gives the story the right atmosphere of misery and sadness. The whole story is squeezed into the three hours film, so the events happened quickly, but remaining faithful to the original story. If the film had been two hours longer, it would have been perfect. Other adaptations that I consider good are the 1934 starring Harry Baur, the 1958 starring Jean Gabin and the 2000 version starring Gerard Depardieu.I consider regular the British adaptation starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins. I consider as bad adaptations the 1998 version starring Liam Neeson and the 1935, starring Federich March.


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