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Les misérables (1995)

A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Michel Boujenah ...
André Ziman
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Elise Ziman
Salomé Lelouch ...
La fille Ziman (as Salome)
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Clémentine Célarié ...
Catherine / Fantine
Philippe Khorsand ...
Le policier / Javert
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Le gentil voyou / Kind Hoodlum
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Nicole Croisille ...
William Leymergie ...
Toureiffel
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La mère supérieure / Mother Superior
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, brief language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les misérables du vingtième siècle  »

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Box Office

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$1,035,890 (USA)
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Goofs

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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Version of Les Misérables (1935) See more »

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12 May 2004 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

This film is fantastic - I hope to find a DVD of it. My husband didn't fancy it but within 10 minutes was transfixed, and it's now one of his favourite films. It requires concentration because of the different story strands (and the fact that Jean-Paul Belmondo plays different characters in different stories) but the reward is great. It does capture the polarised human aspects of those who are selfless and help others at great danger to themselves, and those who exploit or betray others for their own gain. Truly unique.


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