An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo’sclassic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisonernamed Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les MisâˆšÂ©rables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Oscar winner Russel Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
This incarnation of “Les Miserables” is Tom Hooper’s follow up to his Oscar winning picture “The King’s Speech.”
Ann Hathaway won the 2013 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.