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On CLIPS In January, 2013


Cast of LES MISERABLESIn 19th century France, released prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is hounded by Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) in this film adaptation of the stage musical.

TRIVIA: Hugh Jackman also sang the lead role in what 1999 TV movie adaptation of a stage musical?

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In 19th century France, released prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is hounded for decades by police inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) after breaking parole. Their lives are forever changed when Valjean agrees to care for the daughter of doomed factory worker Fantine (Anne Hathaway). Based on the tuneful stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, "Les Misérables" is a visual musical feast. Director Tom Hooper, the man behind "The King's Speech", has royally fashioned an epic production at an epic length (157 min.). The entire cast is in fine voice, with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway absolutely outstanding. There isn't a sour note in the whole movie - well, maybe Russell Crowe sounds a little rough at times. But his is sort of an antagonistic role, so it fits. It's difficult to single out just one performance. Isabelle Allen is heartbreaking as Fantine's young daughter Cosette, while Amanda Seyfried is endearing as the older Cosette. Eddie Redmayne shows signs of a future star as Marius, the rebel student who loves Cosette. Providing some villainous comic relief are Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the Thénardiers, a pair of conniving innkeepers. The stunning cinematography of Danny Cohen highlights the massive period sets and costumes, but it's the music that makes this film a masterpiece. Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil have even written the new song "Suddenly" - which fits seamlessly into this cinematic opera. Revolutionary and award-worthy to say the least, "Les Misérables" is far from a miserable experience.    

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