PG-13 | | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Typically, the soundtrack for a movie musical is recorded several months in advance and the actors mime to playback during filming. However, on this film, nearly every song* was recorded live on set to capture the spontaneity of the performances. ... ...
Look down, look down, don't look them in the eye.
Chain Gang: Look down, look down, you're here until you die.
During the final act (1832), Javert wears the medal of a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. The medal is the modern version, a five-pointed Maltese Cross mounted on a green palm wreath. The period version had a bronze wreath.
The film opens without any opening credits. The title of the film is stated just before the closing credits.
$28,027,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)
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