Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, this two part adaptation is an epic tale of love, honour and obsession. Set against the background of early 19th century France, this is the story of Jean Valjean (Gerard Depardieu).
Valjean lives a life on the run after a prison sentence for stealing a loaf of bread. Settling in a remote town, Valjean transforms himself into Monsieur Madeleine, a wealthy and respected businessman. He devotes himself to the care of the poor, including the beautiful Fantine (Charlotte Gainsbourg), one of his workers, an unmarried mother who tragically dies of tuberculosis. The well-intentioned Valjean frees Fantine's daughter Cosette(Virginie Ledoyen) from the clutches of her insidious foster parents, and looks after her like a father.After revelations about Valjean's past come to the surface, they escape together for Paris.However they are haunted by Javert (John Malkovich), a policeman whose lifelong search for Valjean has become an obsession and the streets of Paris during the revolutionary uprising of 1832 set the stage for an eventful, passionate climax.


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  • Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Gerard Depardieu
  • John Malkovich


  • Josée Dayan
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 172 min
  • Audio format 2.0
  • Region ALL
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English
  • Catalogue No. DAVID1891
  • Aspect ratio 4:3
  • Subtitles -
  • PG

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