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Les Miserables

Dir: Tom Hooper
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway
158mins   2012   UK/USA   12A   English   

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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. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter Cosette, their lives change forever.

'A work of unusual power and colour' - Phillip French, The Observer