ATV Choice: Les Misérables

Sky MoviesFrom today Les Misérables joins the Sky Movies line up. Starring in the musical drama such names as Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Helene Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and Amanda Seyfried the movie became a must-see at the cinema last year.

Victor Hugo’s epic 19th-century commentary on social injustice is brought expertly to the screen in spine-tingling, triple Oscar®-winning fashion.

The drama follows the eventful life of Gallic convict Jean Valjean who jumps his parole and builds a new existence as a respectable town mayor. With the kindling of revolution beginning to smoulder, he finds himself caught between his misunderstood past and attempts at redemption, before being forced to make some decisions that will forever affect his life and those of his police captain pursuer Javert and the young orphan girl Cosette whom he saved and raised as his own.

This Les Mis feature may be the latest in a long line of cinema adaptations dating back to 1909, but with the Midas touch of director Hooper of The King’s Speech fame, the rousing melodies of the much-loved stage show strikingly recorded live during filming, and a heart-stopping rendition of I Dreamed a Dream by Hathaway this is the most successful and perhaps most memorable so far.

Les Misérables on Sky Movies from today, Monday 13th May.

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