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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 18th biggest grossing film of 2012. See more »


When Javert gets the letter from Paris informing him that "Valjean" has been caught, the tricolor French republican flag is seen hanging in the street. But this scene takes place in 1823, during the Bourbon restoration. During this time (1815-30) the tricolor was not in use See more »


[first lines]
Jean Valjean: Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
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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 »


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A Well-Executed And Powerful Musical
26 September 2014 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

A well-executed and powerful musical from Tom Hooper, 'Les Misérables' stood alongside 'Skyfall' as Britain's two main entries at the 2013 Academy Awards and left with 3 Oscars. Featuring some bravura performances from an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway (Oscar winner), Hugh Jackman (Oscar nominated), Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. Set against the sweeping backdrop of 19th-century France, 'Les Mis' tells an enthralling and emotional story of passion, love and redemption, accompanied by some stunning cinematography, uplifting musical numbers and flawless direction. While it does drag on at parts, 'Les Mis' is generally an impeccably crafted musical to be enjoyed by all.

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