Les Miserables (2012) (12a)

Director Tom Hooper. Drama/Musical/Romance

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption- a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Excellent Film - the best I personally have been in a very long time. Repeat showing at local request and very disappointed with low number.

Mixed reception from some who had seen the live version. Rather a long film which would benefit from an interval. Music was great and some tissues were required!

As you might expect, a brilliant film on all levels. Highly recommended. Those who have seen the stage play said they now fully understood it!

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