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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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Les misérables du vingtième siècle  »

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$1,035,890 (USA)
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In the scene when Elise Ziman, André Ziman and the other escaping Jews are led to what they believe is the border of Switzerland and the Germans are waiting along the tree line for them. A close up of a German solder wearing a Wehrmacht (army) uniform is shown behind a machine gun. In reality the solders waiting for them would have been Waffen SS. During the war Wehrmacht Units did not have anything to do with rounding up and evacuation of the Jews. This was the job of the SS, SD, Polizei and Gestapo. See more »

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fragrant mix of life
8 December 2003 | by (Groningen, Holland) – See all my reviews

Seldom has a well-known plot served so well as germ for a loose adaptation of the same title. The usual pitfalls of remakes and adaptations have been avoided and the result is a breathtaking picture with a wondrous mix of surreal coincidence, fantasy, fluent narration, everyday detail brilliantly highlighted and genuine pain. The tempo of this movie is fast yet never rushed. The story lends itself perfectly to the cyclic nature of Lelouche's adaptation and the actors are brilliant. How is it possible that Martines (Mrs Ziman) is not world-famous? Of all the Les Miserables made to date, in my view this is by far the best.


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