Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.Written by
Tim Kearns <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The town in which Jean Valjean becomes mayor is named Montreuil-sur-Mer in the book. This is a real port town in the region of Calais, across the waters from England. English readers of the book often missed this fact, as most past translations transcribed the town's name "blanked out" as "M____-sur-M__". In the movie the town is called Vigau, a name made up of the first and last syllables of Victor Hugo, the author of Les Misérables. See more »
During the revolution, several shots show the Saint Vitus Cathedral in Prague. See more »
[Valjean slams Javert against the wall, starts to put his own handcuffs on him]
Where will you go, Valjean? You don't have papers.
[Valjean slams Javert's head against the wall once more]
I'll find you...
[another hit against the wall, Javert loses conciousness]
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The cast is credited in alphabetical order during the end credits. See more »
Good production and acting, but not very true to the book.
I thought the film was well acted, Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush were superb, but the film missed a lot of the plot lines and characters from the book, most importantly Eponine who is integral to the story. Maybe 2 hours was not long enough to be true to the book.
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