12 certificateLes Miserables is a Film programme that first aired in 2012 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

Les Miserables is a 4 star programme

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Les Miserables (2012)

Directed by
Tom Hooper

Victor Hugo's epic 19th-century commentary on social injustice is brought expertly to the screen in spine-tingling, Oscar-winning fashion.

The drama follows the life of Gallic convict Jean Valjean (an Oscar-nominated Hugh Jackman) who jumps parole and builds a new existence as a respectable town mayor. With the kindling of revolution beginning to smoulder, he finds himself caught between his misunderstood past and attempts at redemption, before being forced to make some decisions that will forever affect his life, and those of his police captain pursuer Javert (Russell Crowe) and the young orphan girl Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) whom he saved and raised as his own.

This Les Mis feature may be the latest in a long line of cinema adaptations dating back to 1909, but with the Midas touch of director Tom Hooper, the rousing melodies of the much-loved stage show strikingly recorded live during filming, and a heart-stopping rendition of I Dreamed a Dream by Anne Hathaway (who won an Academy gong for her stirring 30 minutes on screen), this is the most successful and perhaps most memorable so far.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 165 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

4/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: USA/UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman...Jean Valjean
Image for Russell CroweRussell Crowe...Javert
Image for Anne HathawayAnne Hathaway...Fantine
Image for Amanda SeyfriedAmanda Seyfried...Cosette
Image for Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen...Thénardier
Image for Helena Bonham CarterHelena Bonham Carter...Madame Thénardier
Image for Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne...Marius
Aaron Tveit...Enjolras
Samantha Barks...Éponine
Daniel Huttlestone...Gavroche
Cavin Cornwall...Convict 1
Yousef Altin...Convict 2
Dave Hawley...Convict 3
Adam Jones...Convict 4
John Barr...Convict