Les Misérables

May 1st, 1998







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Plot
Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives...

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 7.3/10 (15,654 voted)

Director: Bille August

Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman

Storyline
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.

Writers: Victor Hugo, Rafael Yglesias

Cast:
Christopher Adamson - Bertin
Tim Barlow - Lafitte
Timothy Bateson - Banker
Veronika Bendová - Azelma
David Birkin - Courfeyrac
Reine Brynolfsson - Captain Beauvais
Patsy Byrne - Toussaint
Kathleen Byron - Mother Superior
Václav Chalupa - André
Ian Cregg - Feuilly
Ben Crompton - Grantier
Claire Danes - Cosette
Zdenek David - Peasant (as Zdenék David)
Paola Dionisotti - Forewoman
Edna Doré - Old Woman (as Edna Dore)

Taglines: The legend comes to life.



Details

Official Website: Sony (DVD release) |

Release Date: 1 May 1998

Filming Locations: Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

Opening Weekend: $5,011,840 (USA) (3 May 1998) (1477 Screens)

Gross: $13,871,914 (USA) (19 July 1998)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
A key character from the original novel is only featured briefly. Despite the limited screen time for the character of Eponine in this film version, she has a major role in both the book and the stage musical, as part of a love triangle that also includes Marius and Cosette. (Whether this is truly a love triangle is somewhat debatable, as Cosette and Marius are thoroughly in love. Eponine is only seen as a little sister type by Marius, who she loves deeply and - as she admits in song in the musical - "On My Own".)

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The character of GRANTAIRE is listed in the credits as GRANTIER.

Quotes:
Captain Beauvais: [pointing a pistol at Valjean with a trembling hand] Are you a convict? Is that true?
Jean Valjean: Yes.
Captain Beauvais: Where's the inspector in there?
Jean Valjean: Inside
Captain Beauvais: Did you kill him?
[Valjean shakes his head]
Captain Beauvais: [lowers his pistol] That's a pity.
Captain Beauvais: [hands over his pistol to Valjean] You'd better hit me hard enough... to make a lump.



User Review

Lord, Have Mercy!!

Rating: 10/10

Wow, pinch me.....I must be dreaming.

This is a Grade A exhibit of how you can still make a terrific movie today without profanity, tons of violence and-or sex.....AND how you can make a picture which carries a good, moral message. This is one of truly rare modern-day films that actually espouses mercy and forgiveness instead of revenge.

This is simply a solid film with a very satisfying ending....satisfying to people who aren't in love with edgy, nasty endings.....such as almost all your professional movie critics. So, if your favorite critic didn't give this film a good review - and most did not - please ignore it.

In addition to the involving storyline and excellent acting by Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes, the viewer is treated to some beautiful European countryside scenery. My only complaint of this film is the shoddy treatment it received on DVD. No extras and so-so sharpness. Like the movie itself, it deserves more respect.









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