Set against the background of the French Revolution and based on Victor Hugo's classic novel this is the story of Jean Valjean who is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread and is released after nineteen years. He meets and cares for a beautiful but poverty-stricken young girl named Fantine who has daughter Cosette. After Fantine's death Valjean brings Cosette up but he is haunted by Javert - a policeman whose search for Valjean has become an obsession.
Runtime: 90 minutes
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Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and scripted by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 musical by Boublil and Schönberg. The film is a British and American venture produced by Working Title Films and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Set in France during the early 19th century, the film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who, inspired by a kindly bishop, decides to turn his life around. He eventually becomes mayor of a local town and owner of its factory. He is always alert to the risk of being captured again by police inspector Javert, who is ruthless in hunting down law-breakers, believing they cannot change for the better. One of Valjean's factory workers, Fantine, blames him for her being cast into a life of prostitution. When she dies, he feels responsible and agrees to take care of her illegitimate daughter Cosette—though he must first escape Javert. Later, when Cosette is grown, they are swept up in the political turmoil in Paris, which culminates in the Paris Uprising of 1832. Following the release of the 1980 album and 1985 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 2011, producer Cameron Mackintosh sold the film rights to Eric Fellner, who financed the film through Working Title Films. June 2011, from a screenplay by Nicholson, production of the film officially began with Hooper and Mackintosh serving as director and producer, and the main characters were cast later that year. Principal photography commenced in March 2012 with a budget of $61 million. Filming took place on locations in Greenwich, London, Chatham, Winchester, Bath, and Portsmouth, England; in Gourdon, France; and on soundstages in Pinewood Studios. Les Misérables premiered at the Empire, Leicester Square in London on 5 December 2012, and was was released 25 December 2012 in the United States and 11 January 2013 in the United Kingdom. It grossed over $441 million worldwide. The film received generally favourable reviews, with many critics praising the cast, with Jackman, Hathaway, Redmayne and Barks being the most often singled out for praise. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Jackman and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for Hathaway. It also won four British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), including the Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hathaway). It received eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture (the first musical nominated since 2002's winner Chicago) and Best Actor for Jackman, and won three, for Best Sound Mixing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Supporting Actress for Hathaway. Additionally, the film received two nominations at the 18th Empire Awards including one for Best British Film.
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A highlights soundtrack album was released via Universal Republic 21 December 2012. Republic Records confirmed 25 January 2013, via Twitter that a 2-disc deluxe soundtrack was in production alongside the DVD and Blu-ray; it was released 19 March 2013. 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. “The Attack on Rue Plumet” and “Little People” were especially shortened. In addition, the Bishop sings with Fantine during “Valjean's Death” instead of Eponine, as was in the stage musical. “Stars” was also moved to before “Look Down”, which echoes the original 1985 London production. 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. Several major pieces, primarily as “Who Am I?”, “Stars”, and the two “Soliloquy” pieces are performed in a different key than most recordings. “Look Down” – Convicts, Javert, Valjean†§ “The Bishop” – Bishop of Digne†§ “Valjean's Soliloquy” – Valjean†§ “At the End of the Day” – Poor, Foreman, Workers, Factory Women, Fantine, Valjean†§ “The Runaway Cart” – Valjean, Javert “The Docks (Lovely Ladies)” – Sailors, Old Woman, Fantine, Crone, Whores, Pimp, Toothman§ “I Dreamed a Dream” – Fantine†§ “Fantine's Arrest” – Bamatabois, Fantine, Javert, Valjean§ “Who Am I?” – Valjean§ “Fantine's Death” – Fantine, Valjean§ “The Confrontation” – Javert, Valjean†§ “Castle on a Cloud” – Young Cosette, Mme. Thénardier†§ “Master of the House” – Thénardier, Mme. Thénardier, Inn Patrons†§ “The Well Scene” – Valjean, Young Cosette§ “The Bargain” – Valjean, Thénardier, Mme. Thénardier§ “The Thénardier Waltz of Treachery” – Thénardier, Valjean, Mme. Thénardier, Young Cosette§ “Suddenly” – Valjean†§ “The Convent” – Valjean§ “Stars” – Javert§ “Paris/Look Down” – Gavroche, Beggars, Enjolras, Marius, Students§ “The Robbery” – Thénardier, Mme. Thénardier, Éponine, Valjean§ “Javert's Intervention” – Javert, Thénardier§ “Éponine's Errand” - Éponine, Marius “ABC Café/Red and Black” – Students, Enjolras, Marius, Grantaire, Gavroche†§ “In My Life” – Cosette, Valjean, Marius, Éponine§ “A Heart Full of Love” – Marius, Cosette, Éponine†§ “The Attack on Rue Plumet” – Thénardier, Thieves, Éponine, Valjean “On My Own” – Éponine†§ “One Day More” – Valjean, Marius, Cosette, Éponine, Enjolras, Javert, Thénardier, Mme. Thénardier, Cast of Les Misérables†§ “Do You Hear the People Sing?” – Enjolras, Marius, Students, Beggars§ “Building the Barricade (Upon These Stones)” – Enjolras, Javert, Gavroche, Students§ “Javert's Arrival” – Javert, Enjolras§ “Little People” – Gavroche, Students, Enjolras, Javert§ “A Little Fall of Rain” – Éponine, Marius§ “Night of Anguish” – Enjolras, Marius, Valjean, Javert, Students “Drink With Me” – Grantaire, Marius, Gavroche, Students†§ “Bring Him Home” – Valjean†§ “Dawn of Anguish” – Enjolras, Marius, Gavroche, Students§ “The Second Attack (Death of Gavroche)” – Gavroche, Enjolras, Students, Army Officer§ “The Sewers” – Valjean, Javert§ “Javert's Suicide” – Javert†§ “Turning” – Parisian women§ “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” – Marius†§ “A Heart Full of Love [Reprise]” – Marius, Cosette, Valjean, Gillenormand§ “Valjean's Confession” – Valjean, Marius§ “Suddenly [Reprise]” – Marius, Cosette§ “Wedding Chorale” – Chorus, Marius, Thérnardier, Mme. Thérnardier§ “Beggars at the Feast” – Thénardier, Mme. Thénardier§ “Valjean's Death” – Valjean, Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Bishop of Digne†§ “Do You Hear the People Sing? [Reprise] / Epilogue” – The Cast of Les Misérables†§ † Included on the highlights edition soundtrack § Included on the deluxe edition soundtrack
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