Les Miserables (Film Review)

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It started when Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is freed from 19 years in prison, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) imprisoned him for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s child. Bishop Myriel, a kindly bishop inspired him to renew his life. After how many years, he became a mayor of a town and owned a factory. But he was still afraid to Javert that hunts him and plan to bring him back to the prison.

Fantine (Anne Hathaway) is one of her workers in the factory that later on the film was fired by the factory foreman. To support the needs of her daughter, little Cosette, she became a prostitute. One time, there is a abusive customer, she protected herself but Javert arrested her. Jean Valjean is also there, he rescued Fantine when he recognized that she is one of his workers. Javert try to stop him but he continue to bring Fantine to a hospital. Before Fantine died, he revealed his true identity to a court. He promised Fantine to take care of her little child, Cosette.

Later on, a group of revolutionists rebel against monarchy that led by Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) after the death of General Lamarque, the only government official that have compassionate to the poor people. Then, Marius Pontemercy (Eddie Redmayne), one of the revolutionists, meets Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) who became a beautiful young lady, and they fall in love with each other. Marius ask a help from one of his friends, Eponine (Samantha Barks) to find Cosette for him. When Marius finally knew where Cosette’s house, they confessed their feelings for each other. After that Eponine’s stopped her father to come in the house of Cosette, she shouted to gave an alarm to Cosette and her father. Jean Valjean became alert, so he announced to Cosette they must leave the house and move to England. Cosette, wants to stay because of Marius but she couldn’t do something to stop her father. Before they left the house, Cosette decided to leave a letter for Marius but Eponine hides it, because the poor young lady is in love with Marius.

During the General Lamorque’s funeral possession, the revolutionists started to built a barricade in Paris. Inspector Javert pretended to be in the side of revolutionists to spy them, but later on Gavroche (Daniel Huttlestone) said that Javert is one of the policemen. Then, the first battle between the revolutionists and soldiers came, Eponine sacrificed her life for Marius, she takes the bullet for the man she loves, before she died, she gave the letter of Cosette. Gavroche came to Jean Valjean, who joins the revolutionists to protect Marius. Jean Valjean, suggested to the revolutionists to kill Javert but he only released him and fake his death.

By dawn, the soldiers destroyed the barricade and killed the revolutionists. Jean Valjean saved Marius, they escaped the barricade before the soldiers find them. Thénardier (Sacha Baron Cohen) come to the picture, stealing the ring of Marius. Jean Valjean finds that Javert is waiting for him but he choose to ignore the inspector for his threats and continue carrying Marius a safe place. Javert later on commits suicide.

After Marius recovered from almost dying, he was traumatized from the death of his co-revolutionists. Marius and Cosette plan to marry, but before that Jean Valjean revealed his true identity to Marius, who promises never to tell it to Cosette. Later on, Marius and Cosette marry but the Thénardiers came and try to blackmail Marius, then Marius knew that Jean Valjean that saved him from the death. So, Marius forced Thénardier to tell him where Jean Valjean lives. Marius pulled his wife, Cosette to come with him to see Jean Valjean. Before Jean Valjean died, he saw again Cosette and Marius. And then, the spirit of Fantine and Bishop Myriel guide him.

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