“Les Miserables,” had its first premiere at Ritz Carlton hotel on November 26, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. “Les Miserables” was directed by Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”) and stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.
The star of the film, Hugh Jackman, made a personal appearance at the premiere of one of the most highly anticipated films of the year.
“Les Misérables” is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by “The King’s Speech’s” Academy Award-winning director, Tom Hooper, the film stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own” – “Les Misérables,” the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
“Les Miserables” will be released into theaters on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25.
“Les Miserables” is rated PG-13 for suggestive and sexual material, violence and thematic elements of 2 hours and 37 minutes.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com