The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean is paroled, but runs away and becomes the mayor of a small town. He meets a dying woman named Fantine and swears to raise her daughter. Javert catches up to him, but Valjean escapes. The daughter, Cosette, grows up and falls in love with Marius, a student. An ill-fated, student-led revolution makes the mother of all climaxes for this beauty of a production. And the end with the 50 or so Valjeans is pretty impressive!
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Did You Know?
This was filmed live in 1995 at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the play's 10th anniversary. See more
In the beginning of the show, after Valjean sings the line "took the silver, took my flight" there's a brief shot of the soldier/policeman stepping up to the mic. However, in that shot you can see Grantaire standing to the soldier's right, demonstrating that that shot was taken from later in the show, when the soldier is actually about to sing the line "you at the barricade listen to this". See more
A ghost, you say? A ghost, maybe. She was just like a ghost to me. One minute there, and she was gone!
The VHS/DVD versions are longer than the public TV version. See more
Version of Les Misérables
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil
and Jean-Marc Natel
English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Performed by Philip Quast See more