Free piano sheet music from Les Miserables
About Les Miserables
"Les Miserables" is the title of a United Kingdom historical movie.
The producing team is composed of the Working Title Films group and it has been released under the Universal Pictures brand. The inspiration for the movie was the musical written by Claude-Michel Schonberg alongside Alain Boublil. The original story, however, comes from Victor Hugo’s novel from the year 1862.
The director for the movie has been Tom Hooper. The script has been written by a three man team, composed of Boublil, William Nicholson, Herbert Kretzmer and Schonberg. The lead actors that starred in the movie are big names, the likes of Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.
The story of "Les Miserables" concentrates on one character, named Jean Valjean. A bishop advises him about his life and Valjean gets inspired from his words. The lead character eventually gets to the status of a mayor for a French city. He is also shown as owning a sort of factory in that specific city.
An inspector from the police called Javert is Valjean’s enemy, who keeps an eye on thieves and criminals. Valjean is careful with his business because of the police. A female worker from Valjean’s factory blames the owner for the fact that she became a prostitute. That woman, called Fantine, dies and Valjean’s mercy makes him want to take care of her daughter.
That girl’s name was Cosette and Valjean is forced to get rid of inspector Javert, who kept following his actions. Years later, the Uprising in Paris from the year 1832 is shown and features Valjean and an older version of Cosette.
Since the 80s period, there have been adaptations for the musical of "Les Miserables". The summer of 2011 was the period that the filming began for this movie. Hooper was the director and Mackintosh the producer, working on a screenplay provided by Nicholson. The filming took place in different places, such as Chatham, Portsmouth, London, Greenwich and even France, in Gourdon.
The premiere for the movie was on the fifth of December, 2012 and took place in London. The US release date was on the 25th December, one day later in Australia. January 2013 was chosen for the United Kingdom release.
At the Golden Globe ceremony, "Les Miserables" won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Hugh Jackman won the Best Actor award at the same category, while Hathaway won the Supporting Actress one. The movie has been awarded with 4 BAFTA Awards and won a number of three Academy Awards.
|Genre:||Epic Novel, Historical Ffiction|
|Publisher:||A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie.|
|Action span:||1815 - 1832|
|Main character:||Jean Valjean|