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Les Misérables (1995)
"Les misérables" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, History  |  3 November 1995 (USA)
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Henri Fortin is poor and iliterate former boxer. Ziman is rich Jewish lawyer from Paris. During WWII they meet when Fortin agrees to drive Ziman's family to Switzerland. Intrigued by Victor... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Henri Fortin / Jean Valjean
Michel Boujenah ...
André Ziman
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Elise Ziman
Salomé Lelouch ...
La fille Ziman (as Salome)
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Philippe Léotard ...
Clémentine Célarié ...
Catherine / Fantine
Philippe Khorsand ...
Le policier / Javert
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Le gentil voyou / Kind Hoodlum
Rufus ...
Nicole Croisille ...
William Leymergie ...
Toureiffel
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La mère supérieure / Mother Superior
Darry Cowl ...
Le bouquiniste / Bookseller
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Storyline

Henri Fortin is poor and iliterate former boxer. Ziman is rich Jewish lawyer from Paris. During WWII they meet when Fortin agrees to drive Ziman's family to Switzerland. Intrigued by Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables", Fortin asks the Zimans to read that book to him during the travel. Before the end of movie every main character would see his character in situations similar to those in Hugo's novel. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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In a time of chaos, in a world of change, he was moved by a book he could not read to become a hero he never imagined.

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Rated R for violence, brief language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Les misérables du vingtième siècle  »

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$1,035,890 (USA)
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Several times throughout the film, SS officers are seen wearing the famous 1930s era black SS uniforms. This is very common mistake in many WW2 films. The Black SS uniforms were discontinued at the start of the war in 1939 and replaced by the green/gray uniform. Only Waffen SS tank crews wore black uniforms in combat. This was not, however, the all-black uniform worn by the pre-war SS, but rather a short, black waist-cut coat similar in style to that worn by tank crews in the Wehrmacht. See more »

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a stunning accomplishment
19 December 2002 | by (Santa Paula, CA) – See all my reviews

one of the greatest French films of the last few decades yet, sadly, a film almost entirely overlooked by most critics...including the Lelouch-bashers of the contemporary French film industry.

make no mistake: most of those who have seen it--certainly everyone I know who has seen it--tend to regard it as a genuine classic of world cinema and the finest film of the year of its release.

powerful, skillful and impassioned, I can recommend it without reservation.

a triumph for all concerned.


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