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2013 musical film based on the popular musical about the French Revolution.

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Why didn't Javert commit suicide earlier?

In Les Miserable Javert commits suicide when Valjean spares his life and turns out to be a good guy all along. Then why didn't Javert commit suicide when Valjean didn't take the chance to have him ...
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How truthful was Jean Valjean when he told Javert in the hospital “In mercy's name, three days are all I need. Then I'll return, I pledge my word.” [duplicate]

In Les Miserable, the part where Jean Valjean tells Javert in the hospital "In mercy's name, three days are all I need. Then I'll return, I pledge my word." is the part when he just assured Fantine ...
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Why does Javert make Jean Valjean get the flag before releasing him?

Before Javert releases Jean Valjean on parole in the 2012 movie version of Les Miserables, he makes him recover the flag from the ship... which Jean does by picking up the entire mast and dragging the ...
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Why are there accents in Les Misérables?

Originally, the book was written in French. The 2012 adaptation has English actors and they are expected to speak in English. However, why do they speak with different accents? Thénardier (Sacha ...
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Why are they singing in Les Misérables 2012 film?

When I watched the movie Les Misérables (2012), I was surprised to see them singing! It looks funny to me. The story is excellent and touching but I find it quite inappropriate to see them singing. I ...
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Why did Jean Valjean die?

In Les Misérables (2012), I can't understand why Jean Valjean died at the end. There was no reason given in the movie. Jean Valjean was sitting on a chair inside the convent and was praying and said, ...
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Why is the whole movie Les Miserables sung?

Every dialogue of the Movie Les Miserables is rhyming with the background music being played. I know it's a musical, so does that means every dialogue has to be sung?
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What was the reason for Javert's decision?

In the film Les Misérables, Javert kills himself after letting Valjean pass. Why did he commit suicide? Was it because he felt he had failed? Was it because he didn't want to be indebted to a ...
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Why does the Inn Keeper feel wronged?

In Les Misérables the Inn keeper follows Valjean after he takes Cosette. He's paid VERY well for her. He never really liked her anyway. Why is he so determined to track and (I'm not even sure what, ...
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What was Valjean hiding?

In Les Misérables while Cosette and Valjean are talking/singing, the grown up Cosette wants to know about Valjean's past. And why they are constantly on the run. She makes a movement to lift his cuff ...
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Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?

In Les Miserables (2012), when Jean Valjean is confronted by Javert in the hospital, he says that if he is allowed to ensure Cosette's safety he will turn himself in in 3 days. JVJ: Before you say ...
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How did they shoot/record the One Day More scene?

In Les Miserables, I understand all music numbers (every scene, that is) were recorded live on set with the actors leading an accompanying pianist off-site. How then could they shoot the One Day More ...
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Does Marius sell out the revolutionary cause at the end in Les Miserables?

In the movie version of Les Miserables, the final scene is the very upper class and opulent wedding of Marius and Cosette. Is Marius completely selling out the revolutionary cause and abandoning all ...
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What is the meaning of the red flag in Les Miserables?

When the people run riot at General Lamarque's funeral and when the people man the barricades a few of them are waving red flags. I assume the flag is a symbol of the revolution. Is there something ...
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Why did Javert not check for the tattoo in Les Miserables?

When Javert arrests the man he thinks is Valjean why doesn't he look for Valjean's tattoo on the prisoner? After all, it is how Valjean showed he was the real man so Javert must have known about it ...