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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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Storyline

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 »

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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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

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The large, crumbling elephant statue that features prominently during several scenes in the movie was both a real statue in Paris (between 1813 and 1846) and a focus of vivid description by Victor Hugo in his novel Les Misérables. Known as "The Elephant of the Bastille," Napoléon Bonaparte originally intended the statue to be a bronze monument to his military achievements at the former site of the Bastille, but the design was only ever rendered in plaster and wood; by the time of its demolition in 1846, the statue had become a haven for vermin and was significantly degraded structurally. In the novel, Hugo describes it as an ugly, dilapidated, widely despised public eyesore. See more »

Goofs

The bishop is wearing incorrect liturgical vestments. He is shown wearing a dalmatic which is the vestment for a deacon with a stole worn 'priest-wise' on top. A french bishop of this period would have worn a 'fiddle-back' Latin chasuble with crossed stole underneath. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Javert's Suicide
Written by Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Alain Boublil
Performed by Russell Crowe
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Woww
10 December 2012 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the musical, I had not to be disappointed with this adaptation and I wasn't! I had the opportunity of watching it at the premiere in Leicester Square in London, with all the huge actors, the director, musical creator's, etc.

It was really exciting, the actors sing better than I expected, and all the photography added to the musical perfectly complete it for an unforgettable experience.

I can't tell anything bad. Anne Hathaway is very good, as well as Sacha Baron Cohen or Hugh Jackman. The musical is fantastic. The movie: terrific!


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