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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jean Valjean
... Javert
... Fantine
... Cosette
... Thénardier
... Madame Thénardier
... Marius
... Enjolras
... Éponine
... Gavroche
... Convict 1
... Convict 2
Dave Hawley ... Convict 3 (as David Hawley)
Adam Jones ... Convict 4
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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Fight. Dream. Hope. Love. See more »


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

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25 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les Miz  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fantine's assault by a rejected customer is based on an actual incident from Victor Hugo's life that resulted in Fantine's creation: he was on his way to his editor's office when he encountered a young man harassing a prostitute. When she rejected his advances, he shoved a handful of snow down her dress and shoved her to the ground. When she defended herself with her fists, he immediately called the police to arrest his "assailant". Hugo was a minor celebrity at the time, and spoke up on the woman's behalf when the police arrived, and was able to have her set free. Hugo said he was horrified by the unfairness of the woman's situation, and began to imagine that she might have children depending on her, and thus Fantine appeared in his mind. See more »

Goofs

When Gavroche first comes up from inside the elephant, he is wearing only a blue jacket. In the next shot, He is wearing a brown blanket. In the shot after that, it has disappeared again. 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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The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits. See more »

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The Well Scene
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Breathtaking - A Musical with Heart
12 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I went to an awards screening of Les Miserables and left the cinema speechless. Tom Hooper's direction and the cinematography, costumes, art design and editing are nothing short of genius.

Hooper's idea to have the actors sing live really brings a deeper emotion to the film not seen in other movie musicals. Hugh Jackman is absolutely incredible as Jean Valjean and carries the film with spectacular grace. Anne Hathaway is magnificent in her fleeting role as Fantine - the film's sequence in which she goes on a downward spiral is one of the it's best moments, and her ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE HEARTFELT rendition of 'I Dreamed A Dream' will win her the Oscar by itself.

Also, a great supporting turn from newcomer Samantha Barks as the heartbroken Eponine (look out for her waist - it's absolutely tiny!), who is sure to be shot into stardom. Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe and Aaron Tveit are also good, and there's some great comedy relief from Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

It will leave you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired. A great watch, sure to win some major awards this year! 10/10!


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