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

 -  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
Alessandra Martines ...
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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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

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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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Exciting and Clever!
27 April 2002 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

This particular film is amazing! I have read the book and consider it one of the most important works in time. The Broadway play is also amazing with its vocals, scenery and special effects. So how do you make a movie that truly captures the essence of what Victor Hugo's vision? The Liam Neeson movie falls incredibly short, but this film captures the true essence and spirit of Jean Valjean! It creatively tells you Hugo's story while telling you about another character's journey similiar to that of Valjean's! A hard-working, uneducated man offers to help a Jewish family escape the Holocaust. The Jewish family recognizes the spirit of Jean Valjean in this man and offer to tell him about Jean Valjean as they are fleeing out of harm's way. If you are looking for an interesting, unique movie to watch, THIS IS THE ONE!


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