He takes her to a hospital. Javert comes to see Valjean again. Javert admits that after being forced to free Fantine, he reported him as Valjean to the French authorities. He tells Valjean he realizes he was wrong, because the authorities have identified someone else as the real Jean Valjean, have him in custody, and plan to try him the next day. He asks Valjean to dismiss him, but Valjean refuses and sends him on his way. Valjean is torn, but decides to reveal himself to save the innocent man, whose real name is Champmathieu. He travels to Arras to attend the trial and there reveals his true identity.
Valjean returns to Montreuil-sur-Mer to see Fantine, followed by Javert, who confronts him in her hospital room. Fantine discovers that Cosette is not at the hospital and fretfully asks where she is. Javert orders her to be quiet, and then reveals to her Valjean's real identity. Weakened by the severity of her illness, she falls back in shock and dies.
Valjean goes to Fantine, speaks to her in an inaudible whisper, kisses her hand, and then leaves with Javert. Fantine's body is thrown into a public grave. He promises him that he will one day repay him.
Valjean escapes, is recaptured, and is sentenced to death. The king commutes his sentence to penal servitude for life. While imprisoned at the military port of Toulon, Valjean, at great personal risk, rescues a sailor caught in the ship's rigging. Spectators call for his release. Valjean fakes his own death by allowing himself to fall into the ocean. Authorities report him dead and his body lost.
However, Javert isn't so sure. Valjean arrives at Montfermeil on Christmas Eve. He finds Cosette fetching water in the woods alone and walks with her to the inn. Valjean leaves and returns to make Cosette a present of an expensive new doll which, after some hesitation, she happily accepts. Valjean pays 1, francs to them, and he and Cosette leave the inn. He informs Valjean that he cannot release Cosette without a note from the child's mother. Valjean and Cosette flee to Paris.
Valjean rents new lodgings at Gorbeau House, where he and Cosette live happily. Through his growing love for Cosette, Valjean begins to feel his soul is truly being redeemed. However, Javert discovers Valjean's lodgings there a few months later. Valjean takes Cosette and they try to escape from Javert. They soon find shelter in the Petit-Picpus convent with the help of Fauchelevent, the man whom Valjean once rescued from being crushed under a cart and who has become the convent's gardener. Valjean also becomes a gardener and Cosette becomes a student at the convent school.
Another student, Marius Pontmercy , has become alienated from his family especially his grandfather M. Gillenormand because of his liberal views. Marius takes daily walks in the Luxembourg Gardens. He notices, one day, Cosette and Valjean. Cosette is in the awkward transition to a woman and Marius doesn't take much notice of her. He stops taking walks there for seven months.
When he starts again, Marius falls in love with the now grown and beautiful Cosette. To impress him, she tries to prove her literacy by reading aloud from a book and by writing "The Cops Are Here" on a sheet of paper.
Marius pities her and gives her some money. The philanthropist and his daughter enter—actually Valjean and Cosette. Marius immediately recognizes Cosette though he thinks her name is Ursule.
Valjean had dropped a handkerchief and Marius thought it to be Cosette's. The initials were U. F [Ultime Fauchelevant] and so he assumed her name was Ursule— the only female name beginning with a U. After seeing them, Valjean promises them he will return with rent money for them. Javert gives Marius two pistols and instructs him to fire one into the air if things get dangerous.
Marius returns home and waits for Javert and the police to arrive. Valjean tries to escape through a window but is subdued and tied up. He also orders Valjean to write a letter to Cosette to return to the apartment, and they would keep her with them until he delivers the money.
It is during this time that Valjean manages to free himself. He, Mme. Valjean manages to escape the scene before Javert sees him. She leads him to Valjean's and Cosette's house on Rue Plumet, and Marius watches the house for a few days. He and Cosette then finally meet and declare their love for one another.
One night, during one of Marius's visits with Cosette, the six men attempt to raid Valjean's and Cosette's house. Hearing this, they reluctantly retire.
A wide tapestry of miserable creatures inhabits this novel. But being the kind man M. You think of the story, but you do not think of the author's ideas, ones that he devotes full chapters to and are just as important to this tome as the characters he has sent running through it. He ri I saw the movie version of this before reading it and I was utterly shook by the powerful nature of the story. Then again the Valjean-Cosette-Marius triangle is pre-mathematical even pre-pythagorian , something out of folklore, one of the stories of the type in which when the husband gets his bride her father dies. I noticed a few friends currently reading this masterpiece. Valjean does what few men would have the strength to do, and in the process shows his true inner-strength.
After saving the sick Fantine from a life spent as a prostitute in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, Valjean commits himself to looking after her daughter Cosette, becoming a surrogate father to the child. As the pair move to Paris to once again escape Javert, they become caught up in the student uprising that threatens the peace in the city. Cosette falls in love with the dashing student Marius, and all the characters find themselves juggling their sense of loyalty with love, compassion and the need for redemption.
Even on a Wednesday matinee three decades after opening in London the show received unadulterated concentration from a full house, along with a standing ovation. Part of the joy and the energy comes from the sheer commitment and devotion shown by the cast, who walk the familiar territory as though I have only seen this show once which was on its first reginal tour at the Palace Theatre Manchester. I fell in love with the musical then so I was more than interested to see the London staging.
Being a musical nut, it may seem strange that in the past ten years I have seen most of the big shows many of them on more than one occasion , but never even considered watching 'Les Miserables'. In my defence, my father highly recommended the show to me some 12 years ago and I have But it wasnt.
Having seen John Owen-Jones two years ago, when the show just reopened after the changes, I remember quite vividly it was not a nice experience for me. But now he was back at the Palace, after the extensive Tour in the UK, and I found myself really liking what he did. In fact there was The original London production is set to run until 13th July , before a four-month season at the Gielgud Theatre from the end of the month. Your run in Les Miserables has just got underway, how has it all been for you? Skip to main content. Theatre Fan? Subscribe to our newsletter. Learn More. Les Miserables Tickets.
Jean Valjean, known as Prisoner , 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 Anonymous. This film is amazing. Absolutely incredible. I don't understand what people are saying about pacing issues, I thought it flowed beautifully.
The changes made worked very well. And I didn't think there was any weak link in the cast. I honestly loved Russell as Javert. He wasn't traditional by any means, but what he did worked. The cgi was not the best, but it kind of created this fantastical other world while still being realistic and grounded. So many of the acting choices were brilliant and subtle. For example Jackman ever so slightly altered his voice with his characters aging, which I thought was brilliant.
There is no negative thing to say about this movie. However, I do see why a critic may not like it. It's not a critic movie. There isn't a lot of impressive violence, crazy camera shots, etc. It's more grounded in the performances and the story, which it tells extremely well. The only thing I can point out because I saw it with my boyfriend who knows nothing about the story there are two or three slightly confusing plots for those who aren't familiar with Les Mis.
But they are either explained later on or not important enough to dwell on. Anyways, that's my rant.
Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in , that is considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. In the. Les Misérables is a musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and scripted by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert.
Needless to say I will be seeing it many many times and cannot wait for the DVD so I can own it and watch it even more. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! IMDb More. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide.
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