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The story has already been shot as a normal movie, back in 1998. And 1995. And 1982. And 1978.... on and on and on. The 1998 version of Les Miserables was a straight take on the Victor Hugo novel, intended to be a po faced English language interpretation of the failed second revolution. It was well received (still rated 78% fresh by Rotten Tomatoes) but did ...


Wikipedia lists this reason from the musical (which the 2012 film is based on) as: At a convent, Valjean awaits his death, having nothing left to live for. That may be, but he was also pretty old for the time period, and serving 19 years of hard labor probably didn't help. 1768 - Birth of Jean Valjean (book) 1796 - Jean Valjean is sentenced to ...

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