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Les Misérables (1982)

Les misérables (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 20 October 1982 (France)
The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.

Director:

Robert Hossein

Writers:

Alain Decaux (adaptation), Alain Decaux (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lino Ventura ... Jean Valjean
Jean Carmet ... Thénardier
Michel Bouquet ... Inspecteur Javert
Evelyne Bouix Evelyne Bouix ... Fantine
Christiane Jean Christiane Jean ... Cosette
Franck Cabot-David Franck Cabot-David ... Marius (as Frank David)
Hervé Furic Hervé Furic ... Enjolras (as Hervé Fulric)
Robin Renucci ... Courfeyrac
Françoise Seigner Françoise Seigner ... La Thénardier
Candice Patou Candice Patou ... Eponine
Paul Préboist ... Fauchelevent
Louis Seigner ... Monseigneur Myriel
Valentine Bordelet Valentine Bordelet ... Cosette enfant
Emmanuel Curtil Emmanuel Curtil ... Gavroche
Roger Hanin ... L'aubergiste
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The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 October 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bedári See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts) (miniseries) | (video) | (theatrical) | (2 parts) (DVD) (miniseries)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

In 1985, an extended cut of the film aired on French TV in the form of a miniseries of four episodes with a running time of 55 minutes each. This version (not counting episode credits and initial resumes from scenes from past episodes) contains between 15 and 20 minutes of scenes not seen in the theatrical cut of the film. See more »

Connections

Version of Aa mujo: zenpen (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

La Faute à Voltaire
Extrait de la Tragédie Musicale "Les Misérables"
by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg et Jean-Marc Natel
arrangement: John Cameron (as J. Cameron)
Editions musicales A. Boublil-TOP no1
Disques Tréma
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Lino Ventura was the best Jean Valjean ever
27 July 2003 | by dawnrainSee all my reviews

Robert Hossein offered the public a great version of Victor Hugo's novel. I read the book many times and I only regret that the movie (and even the TV version more complete) has to cut some of the action, or the film would have to be at least 6 hours long.

The actors are all well chosen. from the always perfect Michel Bouquet to Jean Carmet and Candice Patou, very moving, and Christine Jean, very beautiful. But most of all there is Lino Ventura. He is Jean Valjean, he doesn't only play the part. I guess in his real life, he was a kind of Valjean himself, having a difficult life in his youth. This movie has been made 20 years ago and it's now a classic. No one could tell it's already such an old movie, the message is still the same since Victor Hugo's time. The story is out of time and this movie version is too.


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