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

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24 July 2001 | KatharineFanatic
| Interesting & Provoking
I'll probably get hung for saying this, but this version, while good, is second to the 1998 version with Liam Neeson in my opinion. It moves along slowly (I too am American and didn't get to see the film in its entirety) and is somewhat confusing if you haven't read the novel from front to back. I was forever catching my family up on characters. It sticks VERY closely to the book, and in that is excellent.

I thought that the cast shone well except for Malcovich. He lacked the passionate determination I felt that Javert needed to make a convincing bad guy. Cosette's good looks and incredible costuming took her a long way... that young woman is very talented. The film is very pretty to look at, and handles Fantine's decent into prostitution admirably. (And in that event, is family-friendly.) It was great to see both familiar and unfamiliar faces and be introduced to a new film with such lovely splendor.

I enjoyed it, but probably wouldn't see it more than once. It is a good... great?... watch for the staunch book lovers. But for people looking for a film that carries you along, the 1998 version is better recommended.

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