I had to send it back for a refund. Lilly Collins, Dominic West, Oliva Colman, David Oyelowo, Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2019. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I WANT MORE!!! Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019. Jean Valjean has forged a new identity, but Javert is determined to catch him in a lie. I'll frame it as a mistake learned the hard way. Anxious Valjean makes a plan. Amazon Studios has nabbed U.S. rights to the French-language drama Les Miserables, marking the first significant deal for a domestic acquisition at the Cannes market. And those barricades! There's a problem loading this menu right now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2020. Directed by Ladj Ly. What I like about this movie is summarized by Victor Hugo in his intro to the novel. I saw most of the series air on PBS and wanted to add it to my collection. But most of the cast were all over the place. A great rendition of the classic, social realist, historical novel by Victor Hugo. No matter how good the film is I just switch it off. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Meanwhile Fantine, a working class woman abandoned by her rich lover, is driven to increasingly desperate measures to provide for her young daughter. And suddenly this blossoming of speech to match her pretty new clothes. Travelling or based outside United States? Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Just too many things wrong with this series for it to earn a good review. I find it an effort to watch any film with subtitles. I'm old! Go behind-the-scenes with cast, crew, and production designer Richard Bullock to see how they re-created the Paris barricades in a small town in northern France. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Completely DISAGREE with the other reviewers. The below is information from Amazon about buying a season with episodes that have not aired yet. IT'S OUTSTANDING!!! Then, near the end of the movie, each of the characters goes to their homes, and one is given an insight into their home life, which really hits hard. Javert confronts Valjean. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 12, 2019, Maybe not for purists though having read the book some years ago this is one of the best adaptations I have seen, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2019, Really enjoyed this series, much better than the musical, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 5, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 17, 2019. What do the innocent (the miserables here) do? If I wanted to read a movie, I would've picked up a book! This could easily have been a run of the mill angry cop story in an impoverished neighbourhood, but instead, by tracing out the effects of certain attitudes and actions, it creates a chain of cause-and-effect that beautifully traces out the relationship between order and anarchy, and the generation of violence in society. The substance of this classic was excreted, replaced by too many bad acting from normally wonderful actors. Its strength lies in the screenplay and the acting. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Stéphane, a recent transplant to the impoverished suburb of Montfermeil, joins the local anti-crime squad where he works alongside two unscrupulous colleagues. Javert, ValJean were especially WELL ACTED. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Select the department you want to search in. Incredible acting. All her life she'd talked to servants, thieves and one convict from the hulks. Sign in to see videos available to you. It follows the book closely and the acting was wonderful. You know, the same ol', same ol', PREDICTABLE , blah, blah, blah! Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2019. Look at contemporary pictures of the Paris barricades. It makes for a very powerful and important movie. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. His future is threatened by his nemesis, the chilling police officer and former prison guard Javert, who is determined to bring him to justice. A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm. So disappointed. One just knows things are not going to turn out well, although the movie ends before that can be known for sure. You cannot help but root for Dominic West's Jean-Valjean; such a brave, complex portrayal. The Thenardiers plot their revenge. Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2020. It is a very complex and deep story looking at the incident from all different perspectives. There's a problem loading this menu right now. This show drags you through the miserable history via these incredible characters and their heart-wrenching journeys. Questo titolo potrebbe non essere disponibile nel tuo Paese/area geografica. It was filmed in Sedan, near the border with Belgium, and is very realistic in every detail. Our Olivia got it right -- a consistent working class voice. I rarely give 5 stars, but this movie captures what the director intended for the subject matter. A fiction documentary tracing the origins of violence in society, Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020. He was great in The Wire and The Affair, but also excellent in historical parts such as Willy in Colette and Oliver Cromwell in The Devil's Whore. OMG!! Dang! Obviously, if I were more tech savvy, perhaps I could have changed this but alas I am not. Season 1 has 6 episodes. Only one episode is available. I had read about the slums at the edges of Paris, crowded with immigrants surviving on the edge, and a very gritty lifestyle. It offers an unflinching look at class and race in the modern city in which Victor Hugo's original Les Miserables is set. In war-torn France, convict Jean Valjean and seamstress Fantine must decide their futures. You get the episodes after they are shown on TV. Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020. Threnardier's careful h's and terminal t's sounded as though he'd been coached by Claire Bloom for about 20% of each sentence. Verified Purchase. Inspired by the 2005 Parisian riots, LES MISÉRABLES, is from breakout director Ladj Ly. The dialogue (shame on Andrew Davies of all people) included some patsies from 21st century speech, but far worse were the accents. Other (negative) reviews are WRONG. Javert remains obsessed by the pursuit of Jean Valjean. 6 episodes, in a tight format. TRUST ME, when I write this is good! Will look for more of this caliber, but given it is PBS, we are sure we will find more like this. Otherwise wonderful. And that they burst into riots at intervals is captured nicely in this movie. Next. Marius makes a promise to Cosette. Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2020. Adding a few hours helps to flesh out these beloved characters. Video availability outside of United States varies. Included with PBS Masterpiece on Amazon for $5.99/month after trial. Sign in to see videos available to you. ... Les Misérables is a 2019 French drama film directed by Ladj Ly in his full-length feature directorial debut, from a screenplay by Ly, Giordano Gederlini and Alexis Manenti, based on Ly's 2017 short film of the same name. Unable to add item to List. This is a pretty grim story, but then, they lived in grim times. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. When an arrest turns unexpectedly violent, the three officers must reckon with the aftermath and keep the neighborhood from spiraling out of control. It takes place in the Paris suburb of Montfermeil. Les Miserables: The 10th Anniversary Dream Cast in Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall Colm Wilkinson. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. The British really excel at historical drama. Therefater the computer artists had got to work. Valjean's past continues to haunt him. I would like my money refunded, Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2019. He truly understood and conveyed his mind. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019. This stellar cast does a great job with this classic. Les Miserables is a French film about the powerful and the powerless. David Oyelowo WAS Javert! Inspired by the 2005 Parisian riots, LES MISÉRABLES, is from breakout director Ladj Ly. Several people have said they bought the season but got only one episode. Their stories collide and as revolutionary violence ignites on the streets of Paris, Jean Valjean begins an epic journey towards self-acceptance, redemption and love. Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2020. https://www.indiewire.com/2019/10/les-miserables-trailer-amazon-1202183737 An epic BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Javert comes closer to recapturing Valjean than ever. I'll read subtitles TIL THE COWS COME HOME, if all movies were this good! $156.36. For most of the movie, one is a spectator to their work during a day in the life of each. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Not playable. Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019. And where did Cosette pick up that frightful mix of Sloane and Essex? When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's … You do have to wait for the episodes to air each week if you buy now in mid-April, but it is worth it. The story focuses upon three police in the neighborhood who shoot a local kid. My husband didn't have to lament the politics of the program or gripe about the scantily clad women, my daughter and I loved the clothes, setting and storyline and my son enjoyed the action. Jean Valjean worries when Cosette meets a young man in Paris. And why had the black crows of Brussels left so much for later pillagers? Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2020. Said he: Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019. There wasn't 0 stars so I had to pick 1 star. A dear friend who teaches film at a local college recommended this to me. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Editorial Reviews An epic BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Please try again. Buy Les Misérables: The Staged Concert [DVD]  from Amazon's Movies Store. Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2019, Remember Solzhenitsyn's "rule of the last inch", Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2019. Les Miserables: The 10th Anniversary Dream Cast in Concert at London's Royal Albert Hall Colm Wilkinson. The idea of a barricade is to give you something solid to lie down behind, not as good as a trench, but something in that line. Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2020. Charged for the SEASON only ONE episode currently available RIPPED OFF, Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2019, I thought I was purchasing the entire season.