Les Miserables (1958)

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Victor Hugo's monumental novel Les Miserables has been filmed so often that sometimes it's hard to tell one version from another. One of the best and most faithful adaptations is this 240-minute French production, starring Jean Gabin as the beleagured Jean Valjean. Arrested for a petty crime, Valjean spends years 20 in the brutal French penal system. Even upon his release, his trail is dogged by relentless Inspector Javert (Bernard Blier). Valjean's efforts to create a new life for himself despite the omniprescence of Javert is meticulously detailed in this film, which utilizes several episodes from the Hugo original that had hitherto never been dramatized. Originally released as a single film, Les Miserables was usually offered as a two-parter outside of France.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Studio:
Franco London Films

Cast

Jean Gabin
as Jean Valjean
Bernard Blier
as Javert
Bourvil
as Thenardier
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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

The stand-out, and easily the best reason to see this "Les misérables"... is obviously Jean Gabin.

Full Review… | May 7, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

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