The film is a British and American venture distributed by Universal Pictures. The film takes place in France during the early 19th century and tells the story of Jean Valjean who, while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion. Following the release of the musical, a film adaptation was mired in "development hell" for over ten years, as the rights were passed on to several major studios, and various directors and actors considered.
In Juneproduction of the film officially began, with Hooper and Mackintosh serving as director and producer, and the main characters were cast later that year. The film received generally favourable  reviews, with many critics praising the direction, production values, musical numbers and the cast performances, with Jackman, Hathaway, Bonham Carter, Redmayne, Seyfried and Samantha Barks being the most often singled out for praise.
His paroled status prevents him from finding work or accommodation, but he is sheltered by the kindly Bishop of Digne. Stealing his silverware, Valjean is captured by policebut the Bishop claims he gave Valjean the silver, telling him to use it to do something worthwhile with his life. Moved, Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life. Eight years later, Valjean is a respected factory owner and mayor of Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais. He is shocked when Javertformerly a Toulon prison guard, arrives as his new chief of police.
Javert suspects Valjean's real identity when he rescues a worker trapped under a cart. To support her daughter, Fantine sells her hair and teeth, and becomes a prostitute.
Javert arrests her when she attacks an abusive customer, but Valjean rescues her and takes her to the hospital. Learning that a man has been wrongly identified as him, Valjean reveals his identity to the court before returning to the dying Fantine, promising to care for Cosette.
Javert arrives to arrest Valjean but he escapes. They hide in a conventaided by the worker Valjean rescued. Nine years later, Valjean has become a philanthropist to the poor in Paris. General Lamarquethe only government official sympathetic to the poor, dies, and revolutionists called the Friends of the ABC plot against the monarchy. Valjean, afraid Javert is near, plans to flee to England with Cosette. During Lamarque's funeral processionthe revolt begins and barricades are built across Paris.
Javert poses as an ally to spy on the rebels, but the street urchin Gavroche exposes him as a policeman. Marius' answer to Cosette is intercepted by Valjean, who joins the revolution to guard Marius. By dawn, the soldiers storm the barricade and kill everyone except Marius and Valjean, who escape into the sewers. Valjean finds Javert waiting for him, but ignores his threats. Javert, morally confused by the mercy of his nemesis, commits suicide by throwing himself in the Seine.
Marius recovers, traumatized by the death of his friends. Marius and Cosette are reunited but Valjean, concerned his presence would threaten their happiness, makes plans to leave and reveals his story to Marius, who promises to remain silent.
At the convent, Cosette and Marius find the dying Valjean, who gives them letters of confession before dying peacefully, and his spirit is guided by the spirits of Fantine and the Bishop to join Eponine, Gavroche, and the Friends of the ABC in the afterlife. Wilkinson plays the Bishop of Dignewhile Ruffelle plays a prostitute.
Michael Jibson plays the foreman of the factory in which Fantine works and is fired from. Blagden was cast in January A highlights soundtrack album was released via Universal Republic 21 December The film contains every song from the original stage musical with the exception of "I Saw Him Once" and "Dog Eats Dog", although many songs have been partially or extensively cut.
In addition, the Bishop sings with Fantine during "Valjean's Death" instead of Eponine, as was in the stage musical. The lyrics of some songs were also changed to suit the changes in setting or narrative to the stage musical.
In addition to the cuts, a new song, "Suddenly" was added, new music was composed for the battle scenes, and the order of several songs changed from the stage musical.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure.
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However, his first day in Montfermeil twists in bad way when the owner of a circus and his men meet where drug-lord Le Maire "The Mayor" claiming for a stolen baby lion a few hours ago, blaming him by the theft.
Avoiding a fight between Le Maire and circus' owner, the three cops patrol the hood looking for the animal, learning that a troubled kid named Issa is the thief, who stolen to have it as pet. Written by Chockys. Les Miserables is a well acted, loose, updated version of Victor Hugo's classic novel. Damien Bonnard plays a sympathetic police officer, assigned to a new team, policing an intercity town in France.
He is met with difficulties from the people, as well as from his fellow officers, however he is able to hold it together.The film, set in the commune of Montfermeil in the aftermath of the FIFA World Cupis based on a real-life occurrence of police violence which took place in the city on 14 Octoberand was observed and filmed by Ly.
The story follows several characters within the commune, as a theft from a teenager spirals into the threat of a large crisis. The film's title is a reference to the Victor Hugo novel of the same namewritten in Montfermeil and partially set in it; in the novel, Montfermeil is also the setting of the meeting of Jean Valjean and Cosettea girl abused by her adoptive parents. The film depicts abuses against poor citizens, especially teenagers of African or Arabic ethnicities, thus stressing the continuity in the fate of the poor in Montfermeil.
Among other honors, it was selected as the French entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awardseventually achieving the nomination. Meanwhile, Issa, a known junevile delinquentsteals Johnny, a lion cub, from a circus, causing its owner Zorro to go to the Mayor of Montfermeil and threaten to return with firearms if Johnny is not returned.
Chris and his squadron are tasked with finding and retrieving the cub. One of Issa's friends takes a picture of Issa with the cub and posts it on Instagramleading Chris to find out that Issa is the culprit. They chase, capture and handcuff him, but he claims that the cub run away.
Issa's friends then attack the trio, throwing objects at them to stop them from taking Issa in. When Issa tries to run away, Gwada, having accidentally teargassed himself during the chase, shoots him in the face with a flash-ball.
Issa's friends squander, but the squadron realize that they had been filmed by a drone, which escapes. The trio arrive at a local neighborhood contact of Chris, leaving Issa in their care and using information given to them by said contact to find find Buzz, the teenager the drone belongs to, forcing him to flee before he can upload the video.
Buzz, who still carries the drone's memory card, escapes the squadron and takes shelter with Salah, a restaurant owner and key member of the local Islamic community. Both the squadron and the mayor, having found out, arrive at Salah's restaurant. After a tense confrontation during which Chris attempts to illegally arrest Buzz, Ruiz convinces Salah to give him the memory card, claiming that Issa's shooting was just an accident.
After recovering Issa and the cub who happened to be spotted near themthe squardron takes the two to Zorro. Deciding that Issa has learned his lesson, Chris drops him off and warns him not to tell anyone what happened, and to say that he slipped and fell if asked about his injury. In the evening, the characters involved in that day's event seemingly return to their normal lives, some with visible signs of distress and doubt; Issa, who had been told earlier that his father did not want him back home because of his behavior, sits alone on a ruined couch, traumatized.
Later that night, Ruiz meets Gwada in a bar and tells him that he knows a flash-ball cannot be fired by accident, and that Gwada had therefore intentionally shot Issa. The next day, the squadron, while on patrol, get attacked by a small group led by Issa. They chase them, falling into Issa's trap and ending up assaulted by a much larger group of teenager, leaving them trapped from all sides in a stairwell and fighting for their lives.
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In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman. Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.
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 The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense. Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert.
Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more. 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. A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero. In late eighteenth century France, in the middle of the French Revolution, the unemployed woodman Jean Valjean Richard Jordan is arrested for stealing bread to feed his family and sentenced to five years in prison in Toulon.
He tries to escape from prison due to the mistreatment from cruel Javert Anthony Perkinsincreasing his sentence. Nineteen years later, he is released, but forced to carry identification that labels him a thief, making him unwelcome at inns and many other places, but is helped by the kind Bishop Myriel Claude Dauphin who feeds and shelters him. However, he steals his silverware at dawn, but he is arrested by two Policemen and brought back to the Bishop.
The Bishop tells them that the silver objects were a gift, and gives two additional candlesticks to Valjean. When the Policemen leave the place, the Bishop tells Valjean that he has bought his soul, and now he should live an honest life.
Jean Valjean becomes a well-succeeded businessman with the alias I have the new version with Liam Neeson as Valjean and it was pathetic, and almost blasphemous to Hugo's great book, if compared to this one. Richard Jordan also did perfectly to give life to Valjean, you can feel the misery and redemption of Hugo's Jean Valjean. Perkins was also perfect for the tough-principled sinister and cold Javert.
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Plot Summary.We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure. Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more. See our picks. 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 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 Richard Jordanconvicted of stealing bread, is hounded for several decades by the relentless and cruel Policeman Javert Anthony Perkins. In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman. Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert.
Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more. Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert. A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.
A variation on Victor Hugo's classic novel by means of the story of a man whose life is affected by and somewhat duplicated by the Hugo story of the beleaguered Jean Valjean.
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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. It is not possible to make a movie out of this marathon Victor Hugo novel the original version I borrowed from library got around thousand pages and I had to settle for an abridged one without leaving out some good portions.
It is only to see what portions are left out and what are stressed. That depends on the director's or screenwriter's judgement. That movie seemed to be based upon an already abridged version at the first place What audience would appreciate is about making a good film, not following every bits of novel little by little.
It showed excellently what it showed. What is left out is left out, be it some characters that has no major relation to what the director thought to be the main story or some solitary incidents however interesting they might be. It's got a nice star-studded cast.Forgot your password? Don't have an account? Sign up here. Got more questions about news letters? Email support rottentomatoes. Already have an account?
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