Les misérables (TV Mini-Series 2000)

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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving ... See full summary »

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  • Gérard Depardieu and Virginie Ledoyen in Les misérables (2000)
  • Gérard Depardieu and Virginie Ledoyen in Les misérables (2000)
  • Les misérables (2000)
  • Les misérables (2000)
  • Gérard Depardieu in Les misérables (2000)
  • Virginie Ledoyen and Enrico Lo Verso in Les misérables (2000)

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16 May 2001 | greystudies
The Best English-language version
I am American, so unfortunately have only seen the 3 hour English-language version. I am an avid fan of Victor Hugo, who I consider the greatest literary master of all time, and am particularly fond of "Les Miserables", a novel which literally changed my life. I hate the American versions of this story, which completely bastardize this great story, so imagine my delight at finally at long last seeing a version that actually retains the true spirit of the original. John Malcovitch is a wonderful Javert, although I also think Anthony Perkins did a fine job in the 1978 version. The entire cast, though, was uniformly superb, especially Charlotte Gainsburg as the pathetic Fantine, Virginie Ledoyen as both Cosette and narrator, and of course Gerard Depardieu was just perfect as Valjean. It was also a pleasant change to hear mostly French rather than British accents, giving the whole film an authenticity other English-language versions don't have. Please tell me that the complete 6-hour French-language version will be available on DVD soon. This is definately the version I recommend Americans to see.

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