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Les Misérables (1998)


Drama, History

Les Misérables is drama history film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. It stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes.

After serving a lengthy prison sentence, Jean Valjean (Liam Neeson) turns his life around after an act of kindness opens his eyes, becoming a beloved mayor of a French town. A policeman, Javert (Geoffrey Rush), who was a prison guard when Valjean was locked up, has a vendetta against him and tries to denounce him as a criminal despite a lack of evidence. Spanning several decades, the story of Javert and Valjean’s rivalry is set against the backdrop of post-Revolution French society.

Director: Bille August

Writers: Victor Hugo (novel), Rafael Yglesias

Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Reine Brynolfsson, Kathleen Byron, Timothy Bateson


Christopher AdamsonBertin
Tim BarlowLafitte
Timothy BatesonBanker
Veronika BendováAzelma
David BirkinCourfeyrac
Reine BrynolfssonCaptain Beauvais
Patsy ByrneToussaint
Kathleen ByronMother Superior
Václav ChalupaAndré
Ian CreggFeuilly
Ben CromptonGrantier
Claire DanesCosette
Zdenek DavidPeasant
Paola DionisottiForewoman
Edna DoréOld Woman
Louis HammondLetter Reader
Gillian HannaMme. Thénardier
Janet HenfreyMme. Gilot
Shane HerveyGavroche
Zdenek HessForeman
Gerard HoranDigne Gendarme
Kelly HunterMme. Victurien
Lennie JamesEnjolras
Toby JonesDoorkeeper
Jon KennyThénardier
Pavel KocíCoachdriver
Silvie KoblízkováÉponine
Jan KuzelkaFurniture Dealer
Peter MackrielDoctor
Margery MasonNursing Nun
Hans MathesonMarius
Shannon McCormickRedheaded Gendarme
John McGlynnCarnot
Philip McGoughJudge
David McKayInformer
Liam NeesonValjean
Mimi NewmanCosette – aged 8
Alex NortonGeneral
Ralph NossekClerk
Frank O’SullivanBrevet
Zoja OubramováOld Woman
Jirí PatockaOld Man
Petr PénkavaBegger Child
Julian Rhind-TuttBamatabois
Milan RiehsPriest
Geoffrey RushJavert
James SaxonChabouillet
Petr StrnadYoung Homeless Boy
John SurmanStonemason
Miroslav TáborskýGendarme
Terence TaplinProsecutor
Uma ThurmanFantine
Richard TothGendarme
Edward Tudor-PoleLandlord
Peter VaughanBishop
Zdenek VenclMessenger
Tony VogelLombard
Pavel VokounSergeant
Jan UngerOfficer
Joshua WrenOld Homeless Boy
Libor ZídekWig Maker

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