Les Misérables (1958)

U 03/11/1958 (CA) DramaHistory 3h 30m
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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 beleaguered 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 omnipresence 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.

  1. Jean-Paul Le Chanois

    Director, Writer

  2. Victor Hugo

    Novel

  3. René Barjavel

    Writer

  4. Michel Audiard

    Writer

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  1. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin

    Jean Valjean / Champmathieu

  2. Danièle Delorme

    Danièle Delorme

    Fantine

  3. Bernard Blier

    Bernard Blier

    Javert (père et fils)

  4. Béatrice Altariba

    Béatrice Altariba

    Cosette

  5. Giani Esposito

    Giani Esposito

    Marius de Pontmercy

  6. Bourvil

    Bourvil

    Thénardier

  7. Elfriede Florin

    La Thénardier

  8. Silvia Monfort

    Silvia Monfort

    Eponine

  9. Serge Reggiani

    Serge Reggiani

    Enjolras

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