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Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Musical, Romance  |  25 December 2012 (USA)
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In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.



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Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner 24601, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set in post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. Written by Anonymous

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Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. See more »


Drama | Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Miz  »

Box Office


$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,281,735 (USA) (28 December 2012)


$148,775,460 (USA) (29 March 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried have both performed with Hugh Jackman at the Academy Awards, although separately. See more »


The calf seen wandering in the barricades scene is a whitefaced hereford poll. That breed did not exist before the 1880, and did not reach France until the 20th Century. See more »


[first lines]
Jean Valjean: Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Chain Gang: Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits. See more »


Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

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Breathtaking - A Musical with Heart
12 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to an awards screening of Les Miserables and left the cinema speechless. Tom Hooper's direction and the cinematography, costumes, art design and editing are nothing short of genius.

Hooper's idea to have the actors sing live really brings a deeper emotion to the film not seen in other movie musicals. Hugh Jackman is absolutely incredible as Jean Valjean and carries the film with spectacular grace. Anne Hathaway is magnificent in her fleeting role as Fantine - the film's sequence in which she goes on a downward spiral is one of the it's best moments, and her ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE HEARTFELT rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' will win her the Oscar by itself.

Also, a great supporting turn from newcomer Samantha Barks as the heartbroken Eponine (look out for her waist - it's absolutely tiny!), who is sure to be shot into stardom. Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe and Aaron Tveit are also good, and there's some great comedy relief from Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

It will leave you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired. A great watch, sure to win some major awards this year! 10/10!

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