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.
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
Several of the melodies are reused from song to song, sometimes given a completely different meaning in the new context. For example. Valjean's songs "Who Am I?" and "One Day More" have the same melody. See more »
When Fantine sings 'I dreamed a dream', not all of her teeth are discolored. White teeth are visible (from her canines backwards) towards the end of the song. See more »
Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
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The first six seconds of the Universal Pictures logo are cut out, fading in when the studio's name starts to fly over the globe. See more »
A story full of passion, revolutionary spirit, redemption and...music
The cast is incredible. You think you're watching a merely remake of the 1998 movie but as the film begins you realize that it has something different and innovative. From the first shots the song of the slaves is dominating and the scene is filmed in a majestic way (so as the whole movie). Sometimes some dialogues are sung by the characters when it is not necessary (and the viewer loses concentration). Apart from this, it seems to be at the theater. The songs remain impressed and the drama/revolution is appeased by the comedy of the two scammers. Tom Hooper has realized both a good remake and musical.
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