May 1, 1998
Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Romance, History
When Jean Valjean tastes freedom after twenty years behind bars, he responds by stealing once again. The bishop he steals from forgives him though, and that changes Jean's life. He becomes the benevolent mayor of a small town and takes pity on a young single mother named Fantine, who works in Valjean's factory to earn money to send to her daughter. When Fantine dies, Valjean rescues her daughter Cosette from the hands of her inadequate caretakers and raises her as his own. Cosette grows into a woman and falls in love with one of the student insurrectionists, Marius. Valjean also takes up the cause of the students while trying to evade Javert, the police inspector who has trailed him with a vengeance. Valjean ends up saving Marius' life before dying himself.