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Les misérables 

The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Gérard Depardieu ...  Jean Valjean 4 episodes, 2000
Christian Clavier ...  Thénardier 4 episodes, 2000
John Malkovich ...  Javert 4 episodes, 2000
Virginie Ledoyen ...  Cosette 4 episodes, 2000
Enrico Lo Verso ...  Marius 4 episodes, 2000
Charlotte Gainsbourg ...  Fantine 4 episodes, 2000
Asia Argento ...  Éponine Thénardier 4 episodes, 2000
Veronica Ferres ...  Madame Thénardier 4 episodes, 2000
Jeanne Moreau ...  Mère Innocente 4 episodes, 2000
Giovanna Mezzogiorno ...  Soeur Simplice 4 episodes, 2000
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna ...  Fauchelevent 4 episodes, 2000
Steffen Wink ...  Enjolras 4 episodes, 2000
Léopoldine Serre Léopoldine Serre ...  Cosette enfant 4 episodes, 2000
Jérôme Hardelay Jérôme Hardelay ...  Gavroche 4 episodes, 2000
Michel Duchaussoy ...  Gillenormand 4 episodes, 2000
Otto Sander ...  Monseigneur Bienvenu 4 episodes, 2000
Christopher Thompson Christopher Thompson ...  Courfeyrac 4 episodes, 2000
Josiane Stoléru Josiane Stoléru ...  Baptistine 4 episodes, 2000
Jean-Louis Richard Jean-Louis Richard ...  Scarponi 4 episodes, 2000
Roger Dumas ...  Lorrain 4 episodes, 2000
François Hadji-Lazaro ...  Toussaint 4 episodes, 2000
Maxime Leroux Maxime Leroux ...  Champmathieu 4 episodes, 2000
Artus de Penguern Artus de Penguern ...  Chabouillet 4 episodes, 2000
Denis Podalydès ...  Scaufflaire 4 episodes, 2000
Guilhem Pellegrin Guilhem Pellegrin ...  Médecin Plumet 4 episodes, 2000
Elisabeth Wiener ...  Madame Victurnier 4 episodes, 2000
Michèle Gleizer Michèle Gleizer ...  Madame Magloire 4 episodes, 2000
Karl Zéro ...  Procureur Cour Arras 4 episodes, 2000
Sacha Bourdo ...  Bigrenaille 4 episodes, 2000
François Négret François Négret ...  Claquesous 4 episodes, 2000
Dominique Besnehard Dominique Besnehard ...  Gueulemer 4 episodes, 2000
Yves Penay Yves Penay ...  Babet 4 episodes, 2000
Patrick Bordier Patrick Bordier ...  Brujon 4 episodes, 2000
Stephan Midaven Stephan Midaven ...  Montparnasse 4 episodes, 2000
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ...  Cochepaille 4 episodes, 2000
Patrick Lambert Patrick Lambert ...  Chenildieu 4 episodes, 2000
Franck Tordjman Franck Tordjman ...  Prouvaire 4 episodes, 2000
Jérome Rebbot Jérome Rebbot ...  Bahorel 4 episodes, 2000
David Podracky David Podracky ...  Grantaire 4 episodes, 2000
Philippe Ambrosini ...  Capitaine Picpus 4 episodes, 2000
Sophie Milleron Sophie Milleron ...  Azelma Thénardier 4 episodes, 2000
Claude Brécourt Claude Brécourt ...  Directeur Sûreté 4 episodes, 2000
Yann Babilée Yann Babilée ...  Archiviste Sûreté 4 episodes, 2000
Christian Imberdis Christian Imberdis ...  Vieux professeur 4 episodes, 2000
Thomas Badek Thomas Badek ...  Officier amphithéâtre 4 episodes, 2000
Didier Lesour Didier Lesour ...  Parizot 4 episodes, 2000
Vincent Schmitt Vincent Schmitt ...  Bamatabois 4 episodes, 2000
Julie Dumas Julie Dumas ...  Nicolette 4 episodes, 2000
Christophe Le Masne Christophe Le Masne ...  Portier Gillenormand 4 episodes, 2000
Maciej Patronik Maciej Patronik ...  Agent Simonot 4 episodes, 2000
Pascal Pistacio Pascal Pistacio ...  Client prostituée 4 episodes, 2000
Babsie Steger Babsie Steger ...  Amie de Fantine 4 episodes, 2000
Philippe Lamendin Philippe Lamendin ...  Préfet de Police 4 episodes, 2000
Stéphane Rodin Stéphane Rodin ...  Félix 4 episodes, 2000
Sébastien Thiery Sébastien Thiery ...  Sous-officier Montreuil 4 episodes, 2000
Bernard Cherboeuf Bernard Cherboeuf ...  Président Cour Arras 4 episodes, 2000
Sophie Noël Sophie Noël ...  Femme Cour Assise 4 episodes, 2000
Jean-Marc Talbot Jean-Marc Talbot ...  Assesseur Cour Arras 4 episodes, 2000
Denis Karvil Denis Karvil ...  Inspecteur Sûreté 4 episodes, 2000
Eric Averlant Eric Averlant ...  Moulibrac 4 episodes, 2000
Véronique de Villele Véronique de Villele ...  Mère Gorbeau 4 episodes, 2000
Jan Kostroun Jan Kostroun ...  Policier Gorbeau 4 episodes, 2000
Rodolphe Pauly Rodolphe Pauly ...  Jeune officier Mondetour 4 episodes, 2000
Jakub Zindulka Jakub Zindulka ...  Prêtre Montreuil 4 episodes, 2000
Marc Vadé Marc Vadé ...  Homme accident Montreuil 4 episodes, 2000
Enguerran Demeulenaere Enguerran Demeulenaere ...  Petit Gervais 4 episodes, 2000
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounter mistrust and closed doors; only the saintly Bishop Bienvenu treats him kindly and takes him in. The bishop's truly Christian compassion and humanity not only restores Jean Valjean's faith in the good, but also smoothes his way back to an orderly life. As Monsieur Madeleine, Valjean is soon a wealthy industrialist and popular citizen, even becoming the mayor of a small provincial town. His good fortune departs, however, when he meets Fantine, one of his workers, an unmarried mother who tragically dies of consumption. The well-intentioned Valjean frees Fantine's illegitimate daughter Cosette from the clutches of her insidious foster parents, and looks after her like a father. When Valjean reveals his true identity in order to prevent an innocent man who closely ... Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

7 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los miserables See more »

Filming Locations:

Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France See more »

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Budget:

FRF 165,000,000 (estimated)
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(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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John Malkovich and Gerard Depardieu had already previously played together as the main characters of the adaptation of a french novel: in 1998, they both played respectively as Athos and Porthos in the Man in the Iron Mask. See more »

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Version of Les misérables (1972) See more »

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the best adaptation
7 October 2003 | by hugobolso-1See all my reviews

This is the best adaptation of the novel, isn't perfect, but is far superior to the version I'll have previouly seen, with a nice cast. It could be perfect but have two failures 1) Miscast: Enrico Lo Verso is too old for being Marious, who was an ideal student, who suffered all the third and fourth book. He isn't naive. The seccond miscast is that Mrs Thenadier is too pretty, but it's irrelevant. 2) The seccond thing that I don't like it, is that in the last page Jean Veljean said to Cossette her mother name, in the miniseries, it's told in the middle.

In facts is an excellent mini, the best screenplay, nice script, superb cast, but with a big miscast in Loverso who isn't the naive, idealistic and insugure Marious.


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