Les Misérables (2000)
"Les misérables" (original title)

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 Jean Valjean (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Thénardier (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Javert (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Cosette (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Marius (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Fantine (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Éponine Thénardier (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Madame Thénardier (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Mère Innocente (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Soeur Simplice (4 episodes, 2002)
Vadim Glowna ...
 Fauchelevent (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Enjolras (4 episodes, 2002)
Léopoldine Serre ...
 Cosette enfant (4 episodes, 2002)
Jérôme Hardelay ...
 Gavroche (4 episodes, 2002)
Michel Duchaussoy ...
 Gillenormand (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Monseigneur Bienvenu (4 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Thompson ...
 Courfeyrac (4 episodes, 2002)
Josiane Stoléru ...
 Baptistine (4 episodes, 2002)
Jean-Louis Richard ...
 Scarponi (4 episodes, 2002)
Roger Dumas ...
 Lorrain (4 episodes, 2002)
François Hadji-Lazaro ...
 Toussaint (4 episodes, 2002)
Maxime Leroux ...
 Champmathieu (4 episodes, 2002)
Artus de Penguern ...
 Chabouillet (4 episodes, 2002)
Denis Podalydès ...
 Scaufflaire (4 episodes, 2002)
Guilhem Pellegrin ...
 Médecin Plumet (4 episodes, 2002)
Elisabeth Wiener ...
 Madame Victurnier (4 episodes, 2002)
Michèle Gleizer ...
 Madame Magloire (4 episodes, 2002)
Karl Zéro ...
 Procureur Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Bigrenaille (4 episodes, 2002)
François Négret ...
 Claquesous (4 episodes, 2002)
Dominique Besnehard ...
 Gueulemer (4 episodes, 2002)
Yves Penay ...
 Babet (4 episodes, 2002)
Patrick Bordier ...
 Brujon (4 episodes, 2002)
Stephan Midaven ...
 Montparnasse (4 episodes, 2002)
Dominique Zardi ...
 Cochepaille (4 episodes, 2002)
Patrick Lambert ...
 Chenildieu (4 episodes, 2002)
Franck Tordjman ...
 Prouvaire (4 episodes, 2002)
Jérome Rebbot ...
 Bahorel (4 episodes, 2002)
David Podracky ...
 Grantaire (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Capitaine Picpus (4 episodes, 2002)
Sophie Milleron ...
 Azelma Thénardier (4 episodes, 2002)
Claude Brécourt ...
 Directeur Sûreté (4 episodes, 2002)
Yann Babilée ...
 Archiviste Sûreté (4 episodes, 2002)
Christian Imberdis ...
 Vieux professeur (4 episodes, 2002)
Thomas Badek ...
 Officier amphithéâtre (4 episodes, 2002)
Didier Lesour ...
 Parizot (4 episodes, 2002)
Vincent Schmitt ...
 Bamatabois (4 episodes, 2002)
Julie Dumas ...
 Nicolette (4 episodes, 2002)
Christophe Le Masne ...
 Portier Gillenormand (4 episodes, 2002)
Maciej Patronik ...
 Agent Simonot (4 episodes, 2002)
Pascal Pistacio ...
 Client prostituée (4 episodes, 2002)
Babsie Steger ...
 Amie de Fantine (4 episodes, 2002)
Philippe Lamendin ...
 Préfet de Police (4 episodes, 2002)
Stéphane Rodin ...
 Félix (4 episodes, 2002)
Sébastien Thiery ...
 Sous-officier Montreuil (4 episodes, 2002)
Bernard Cherboeuf ...
 Président Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2002)
Sophie Noël ...
 Femme Cour Assise (4 episodes, 2002)
Jean-Marc Talbot ...
 Assesseur Cour Arras (4 episodes, 2002)
Denis Karvil ...
 Inspecteur Sûreté (4 episodes, 2002)
Eric Averlant ...
 Moulibrac (4 episodes, 2002)
Véronique de Villele ...
 Mère Gorbeau (4 episodes, 2002)
Jan Kostroun ...
 Policier Gorbeau (4 episodes, 2002)
Rodolphe Pauly ...
 Jeune officier Mondetour (4 episodes, 2002)
Jakub Zindulka ...
 Prêtre Montreuil (4 episodes, 2002)
Marc Vadé ...
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Enguerran Demeulenaere ...
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Julia Portoghese ...
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Valérie Lang ...
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Claire Gérard ...
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Gaston Subert ...
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Cédric Chevalme ...
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Victor Wagner ...
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Michel Pilorgé ...
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Thomas Rouet ...
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed doors; only the saintly Bishop Bienvenu treats him kindly and takes him in. The bishop's truly Christian compassion and humanity not only restores Jean Valjean's faith in the good, but also smoothes his way back to an orderly life. As Monsieur Madeleine, Valjean is soon a wealthy industrialist and popular citizen, even becoming the mayor of a small provincial town. His good fortune departs, however, when he meets Fantine, one of his workers, an unmarried mother who tragically dies of consumption. The well-intentioned Valjean frees Fantine's illegitimate daughter Cosette from the clutches of her insidious foster parents, and looks after her like a father. When Valjean reveals his true identity in order to prevent an innocent man who closely ... Written by Anonymous

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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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A confident and intelligent production.
28 January 2001 | by (Tain, Scotland) – See all my reviews

One of my favourite versions, second only to the 1934 adaptation.

Six hours in length, Depardieu as Valjean, Malkovich as Javert, rich in detail and emotionally engaging - what more can one ask?

As with the 1934 version, this treatment is very full and therefore retains the strength of the original. It contains a number of alterations to the original narrative, but remains faithful to the essence of the characters, though I found Valjean's obsessive behaviour toward Cosette somewhat exaggerated, and too little emphasis laid on his sense of duty, responsibility, and lack of self-esteem, as his motivation.

The direction is crisp, the script intelligent and engaging, and the acting convincing and moving.

Depardieu is an excellent Valjean, articulate and ultimately tragic, while Malkovich is entirely convincing and gives us an unusually "human" Javert. Christian Clavier is splendidly scheming, selfish and low, while Virginie Ledoyen is suitably appealing as Cosette.

This is a confident and intelligent production which is not afraid of its origins.


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