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Trailer: “Les Miserables”

posted by Nell Minow
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Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway star in the movie version of the international blockbuster musical based on Victor Hugo’s story about Jean Valjean, a prisoner who steals a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s starving children, is sent to prison for 19 years, and then, when he comes out, is relentlessly pursued by a policeman for a crime he did not commit.

Hugo explained the themes of the book in a preface:

So long as there shall exist, by reason of law and custom, a social condemnation, which, in the face of civilization, artificially creates hells on earth, and complicates a destiny that is divine, with human fatality; so long as the three problems of the age—the degradation of man by poverty, the ruin of women by starvation, and the dwarfing of childhood by physical and spiritual night—are not solved; so long as, in certain regions, social asphyxia shall be possible; in other words, and from a yet more extended point of view, so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth, books like this cannot be useless.


The movie will be out at the end of the year.  Until then, you can watch the Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert or Les Miserables, the non-musical version of the story starring Liam Neeson and Uma Thurman.

  • Kevin L.

    Thank you for posting the trailer. As I am sure many of the fans of the original stage productions would tell you, the first thing I thought when I heard about this movie was “How are they gonna screw this up?”. The trailer is a positive sign.

    I think it is probably part of a “roll-out” strategy, but there’s no trace here of Sasha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the Thenardiers – another reason to look forward to the movie.

    And – for the stage fans – Colm Wilkerson, who originated the role of Jean Valjean in London and New York, has been cast as the Bishop.

    Now, regarding the Liam Neeson version – the less said, the better.

    • Nell Minow

      I agree, Kevin, it looks promising!

  • Kevin L.

    New info posted at the official website: A featurette on how the cast recorded their singing on-set to better mesh with their acting.

    Still no sign of Sasha Baron-Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter.

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