The Resource Les Miserables, directed by Jose Dayan, (videorecording)

Les Miserables, directed by Jose Dayan, (videorecording)

Label
Les Miserables
Title
Les Miserables
Statement of responsibility
directed by Jose Dayan
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a galley slave who was sent to prison for stealing food, is now released after serving nineteen years. At first he only encounters mistrust and closed doors; only the saintly Bishop Bienvenu treats him kindly and takes him in. The bishop's truly Christian compassion and humanity not only restores Jean Valjean's faith in the good, but also smooths his way back to an orderly life. As Monsieur Madeleine, Valjean is soon a wealthy industrialist and popular citizen, even becoming the mayor of a small provincial town. His good fortune departs, however, when he meets Fantine, one of his workers, an unmarried mother who tragically dies of consumption. The well-intentioned Valjean frees Fantine's illegitimate daughter Cosette from the clutches of her foster parents, and looks after her like a father. When Valjean reveals his true identity in order to prevent an innocent man who closely resembles him from being sold into a life of slavery as a result of a police error, he is convicted yet again. Valjean soon succeeds in escaping yet again, however, and manages to live under a false name in Paris for a few years. When Cosette, now a young lady, falls in love with the young attorney Marius Pontmercy, Valjean forbids the match - because he has fallen in love with the young girl himself. At this point, however, Marius finds out about Valjean's disreputable past and about Valjean's love for her and has no choice but to keep him away from Cosette. Valjean, thinking of his former benefactor Bishop Bienvenu, now makes the ultimate sacrifice - he decides to do without Cosette. A short while later Valjean falls seriously ill, but in the face of death he leaves a message of love to the young couple: "There is only one thing in the world that is important - and that is to love each other."" IMDB
Cataloging source
EIP
Characteristic
motion picture
Credits note
Director, Josée Dayan; writers, Didier Decoin (written by), Victor Hugo (novel)
PerformerNote
Gérard Depardieu (Jean Valjean), Christian Clavier (Thénardier), John Malkovich (Javert), Virginie Ledoyen (Cosette), Enrico Lo Verso (Marius)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1802-1885
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lo Verso, Enrico
  • Malkovich, John
  • Depardieu, Gérard
  • Hugo, Victor
  • Clavier, Christian
  • Ledoyen, Virginie
  • Dayan, Josee
  • Arrow Films
Runtime
173
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Feature films
Technique
live action
Label
Les Miserables, directed by Jose Dayan, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
  • Sound available in: English
Control code
000048515644
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (173 min.)
Other control number
5027035003443
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FCD186
System control number
(OCoLC)774663754
System details
DVD
Label
Les Miserables, directed by Jose Dayan, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Victor Hugo
  • Sound available in: English
Control code
000048515644
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (173 min.)
Other control number
5027035003443
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FCD186
System control number
(OCoLC)774663754
System details
DVD

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