Les Miserables


2h 11m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 20 years of hard labor. Left without a sense of morality, he soon steals silverware from a bishop's house. He is caught; yet, when he is returned by the police, the bishop states the silver was a gift. His only request is that Valjean learn to do go

Film Details

Also Known As
Miserables
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Synopsis

Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 20 years of hard labor. Left without a sense of morality, he soon steals silverware from a bishop's house. He is caught; yet, when he is returned by the police, the bishop states the silver was a gift. His only request is that Valjean learn to do good for others. Jumping to 1822, Valjean is the humble and popular major of Vigau. He has an encounter with former inspector Javert who becomes suspicious of Valjean's identity. Javert eventually comes to recognize him and demand that Valjean be denouced. However, he lacks sufficient proof. All the while, Valjean develops a relationship with Fantine, a woman dismissed from her factory job for having a child out of wedlock. Malnourished, she dies after being abused by Javert and makes Valjean promise to raise her child, Cosette, as his own. The events of the July 1832 revolution affect them both as Cosette has fallen in love with a militant student Marius and Valjean faces Javert for the last time.

Crew

Annemarie Aaes

Script Supervisor

Jean-marc Abbou

Production Manager

Ross Adams

Sound Editor

Monique Albouze

Production Coordinator

Jan Archibald

Hairdresser

Lawrence Ashmore

Original Music

Anna Asp

Production Designer

Richard Bain

Visual Effects

Simon Bang

Storyboard Artist

Catherine Barres

Production Coordinator

Jonathan Bates

Sound Editor

Bert Batt

Assistant Director

Miri Ben-shlomo

Makeup Artist

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Alfredo Bocci

Wardrobe

William Booker

Assistant Director

Tim Boyle

Music

Anne-marie Brocca

Makeup Artist

David Budd

Camera Operator

Budd Carr

Executive Consultant

Gianni Casalnuovo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Vojtech Chvatil

Other

Eric Colvin

Other

Paul Conway

Sound Editor

Trevor Coop

Camera Operator

Michael Crouch

Foley Editor

Leo Davis

Casting

Esther Douglas

Production Associate

Louis Elman

Adr Voice Casting

Peter Englesson

Production Consultant

Vaclav Frank

Makeup Artist

Gianna Fuimi

Other

Terry Glass

Special Effects Coordinator

James Gorman

Producer

Peter Grant

Art Director

Petr Hartl

Casting

D. M. Hemphill

Rerecording

Caroline Hewitt

Coproducer

Alex Hope

Visual Effects

Mathieu Howlett

Assistant Director

Victor Hugo

Source Material (From Novel)

Janus Billeskov Jansen

Editor

Tomas Jelinek

Other

David John

Sound Mixer

Jesper Kjolsrud

Cgi Artist

Jaroslav Kolman

Other

Ales Komarek

Production Manager

Jiri Krejcir

Location Manager

Ladislav Lahoda

Stunt Coordinator

Nick Lowe

Dialogue Editor

Nanna Mailand-hansen

Assistant Director

Francois Mallard

Production Manager

Love Malmsten

Other

Paul Massey

Rerecording

Adriana Mattiozzi

Wardrobe

Guy Mazarguil

Assistant Director

Frantisek Mesicek

Other

Gareth Milne

Stunt Coordinator

Katerina Mirova

Wardrobe

Charlie Noble

Visual Effects

Fred North

Pilot

Robin O'donoghue

Rerecording

Adam O'neill

Other

Martin Oberlander

Other

Tomas Obermaier

Assistant Director

Helena Odier

Production Coordinator

Valdis Okarsdottir

Editor

Jiri Ostry

Assistant Director

Belinda Parrish

Makeup Artist

Pavel Pavlousek

Other

Jorgen Persson

Director Of Photography

Gabriella Pescucci

Costume Designer

Pavel Picek

Unit Manager

Carlo Poggioli

Costume Designer

Basil Poledouris

Music

Basil Poledouris

Music Conductor

Rupert Porter

Line Producer

Zdena Prchlikova

Makeup Artist

Sarah Radclyffe

Producer

June Randall

Script Supervisor

Stuart Renfrew

Assistant Director

Paul Riddle

Visual Effects

Maggie Rodford

Music Coordinator

Morag Ross

Makeup

Curtis Roush

Music Editor

Laurent Rousseau

Production Coordinator

Pavel Sagner

Other

Martin Sebik

Assistant Director

Vladimir Seiml

Unit Manager

Serdjan Semjonovic

Assistant Director

Michel Siksik

Line Producer

Mark Stannard

Visual Effects

Milos Stehlik

Other

Jaroslav Stolba

Special Effects Supervisor

Michaela Strnadova

Other

Dana H Suddath

Assistant Production Coordinator

Simon Terry

Visual Effects

Neris Thomas

Post-Production Supervisor

Mike Tiverios

Steadicam Operator

Guy Travers

Assistant Director

Karin Trolle

Production Associate

Roman Tudzaroff

Other

Jiri Vater

Other

Milan Vlcek

Makeup Artist

Vera Vlkova

Other

Eva Vyplelova

Makeup Artist

Breda Walsh

Production Coordinator

Jan Weincke

Photography

Arthur Wooster

Director Of Photography

Tim Wooster

Other

Rafael Yglesias

Screenplay

Film Details

Also Known As
Miserables
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 11m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant-Premieres) September 4-13, 1998.

Gillian Armstrong was previously attached to direct.

Began shooting April 1, 1997.

Completed shooting late June 1997.

Victor Hugo's classic novel has been adapted to film numerous times, including: produced by Fox Film (USA/1918), directed by Frank Lloyd; directed by Henri Fescourt (France/1925); directed by Raymond Bernard (France/1934); produced by 20th Century-Fox (USA/1935), directed by Richard Boleslavsky and starring Fredric March and Cedric Hardwicke; by Riccardo Freda as "I Miserabili" (Italy/1947); again by 20th Century-Fox (USA/1952), directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Michael Rennie; and by Jean-Paul LeChanois (France/Italy/1957), starring Jean Gabin and Bernard Blier. "Les Miserables du vingtieme siecle/Les Miserable of the 20th Century," directed by Claude LeLouche and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, completed production summer 1994.

This project is not connected to the Broadway musical.

Released in United States Spring May 1, 1998

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (Avant-Premieres) September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video November 3, 1998