Year 2012Genre(s) Musical
Jean Valjean was imprisoned in France's Toulin prison for over a decade after stealing a loaf of bread and making several escape attempts. After being paroled, Jean (known as Prisoner 24601) finds himself re-offending and therefore on the run from the uncompromising police inspector Javert who is thoroughly determined to get him back behind bars no matter what. Changing his identity, Jean finds himself at the heart of a revolution known as the June Rebellion in 1832 Paris. Jean eventually becomes a town mayor, while still evading capture, and meets the impoverished Fantine who struggles to care for her illegitimate daughter Cosette. Jean agrees become the child's guardian and brings her up.
This purely joyless musical drama movie is adapted from the '80s Broadway and West End production of the same name. It was originally a 19th century French novel by the great classic novelist Victor Hugo and remains one of the most poignant stories ever told. Alongside an all-star cast, it is directed by Oscar winning Tom Hooper who is known for also directing 'The King's Speech' and 'The Damned United'. 'Les Miserables' was filmed in a variety of locations including France and Winchester College, Winchester Cathedral Close, Oxford and Pinewood Studios in England to name but a few. It is set to hit screens next year on January 11th 2013.
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit & Patrick Godfrey