UK | 2012 | col | dir. Tom Hooper, with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. With international superstars and beloved songs – including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own – Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
Les Misérables: From Page to Stage to Screen with screenwriter William Nicholson, Hadley Fraser and Bradley Stephens on Sat 26 Jan at 4.20pm
Film + talk: £15, conc. £12 (on any Saturday screening)
Talk only: £8, conc. £6
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