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Les Misérables

Les Misérables

Bille August (1997)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Liam Neeson stars as the reformed criminal, Jean Valjean; Geoffrey Rush is the obsessive detective, Javert; while Uma Thurman and Claire Danes play the women Valjean cares for. On paper, this is an impressive cast; on screen, though, the performances are distinctly underwhelming. Bille August's production, mostly shot in Prague, looks like a TV mini-series that's been hacked down for cinema release; the rhythm is all wrong, and what is one of the shorter Misérables often seems the longest.


A reformed criminal tries to lead a respectable life devoted to the care of his daughter, but it is only a matter of time before his lawless past catches up with him. Period drama, starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes.

Cast & Crew

Jean Valjean Liam Neeson
Javert Geoffrey Rush
Fantine Uma Thurman
Cosette Claire Danes
Marius Hans Matheson
Captain Beauvais Reine Brynolfsson
Bishop Peter Vaughan
Director Bille August
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video and DVD


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