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Les Misérables (2012)

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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 forever.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

William Nicholson (screenplay by), Alain Boublil (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 84 wins & 172 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Jean Valjean
Russell Crowe ... Javert
Anne Hathaway ... Fantine
Amanda Seyfried ... Cosette
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Thénardier
Helena Bonham Carter ... Madame Thénardier
Eddie Redmayne ... Marius
Aaron Tveit ... Enjolras
Samantha Barks ... Éponine
Daniel Huttlestone ... Gavroche
Cavin Cornwall ... Convict 1
Josef Altin ... Convict 2
Dave Hawley Dave Hawley ... Convict 3 (as David Hawley)
Adam Jones Adam Jones ... Convict 4
John Barr John Barr ... Convict 5
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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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Taglines:

Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les Miz See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,027,000, 30 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$148,809,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$441,809,770
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Broadway production of 'Les Misérables' opened at the Broadway Theater on March 12, 1987, and ran for 6,680 performances, making this production the third longest running show on Broadway (February 2013). In 1990, it transferred to the Imperial Theater. Les Misérables was nominated for thirteen 1987 Tony Awards, and won eight: Best Musical, Best Featured Actor (Michael Maguire), Best Featured Actress (Frances Ruffelle), Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Score and Best Book. See more »

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The calf seen wandering in the barricades scene is a whitefaced hereford poll. That breed did not exist before the 1880, and did not reach France until the 20th Century. 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 Director would like to thank his parents Meredith and Richard Hooper, Rachel Hooper, Ben Hooper and Roger Mortimer for introducing him to musicals." See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.82 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Suddenly (Reprise)
Written by Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Alain Boublil
Performed by Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne
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A must see film
27 January 2013 | by angiemacauslandSee all my reviews

After seeing the stage play several times I was apprehensive that the film would live up to the spectacle of the stage version. Not at all disappointed.

You are gripped by the story line and characters from the offset, and quickly tune into the emotion of the lyrics and music.

Putting a musical into a film was a risk, but it paid off because the story is the music. The sets are vast but simplistic, relating to the stage play.

Hugh Jackman played a blinding role, as did Anne Hathaway and Amanda Siegfried. Russell Crowe played a great 'baddie' but his signing wasn't really the highlight of his role.

Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter were both excellent for the roles they played of the innkeeper and his wife, the lightness in the darkness of the film, very funny.

Without giving away and spoilers, its difficult to describe how truly emotionally charged the film is, but as soon as the haunting music and chilling lyrics start, you do get a rush of pure sadness in places. So moving.

You know a film is good when the cinema audience give a round of applause at the end, and they did.

A must see film, at the cinema, for the pure spectacle and sound track.


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