Directed by Tom Looper, starring Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Samantha Barks. Les Misérables is a captivating story set in 19th-century France. It tells a story about broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–an endless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays an 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 takes a drastic change which will never be the same again.