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Les Misérables (2012)

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Les Misérables
Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Tom Hooper
Release Date December 25, 2012
Language English
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jean Valjean Hugh Jackman
Javert Russell Crowe
Fantine Anne Hathaway
Cosette Amanda Seyfried
Marius Pontmercy Eddie Redmayne
Monsieur Thénardiers Sacha Baron Cohen
Madame Thénardiers Helena Bonham Carter
Enjolras Aaron Tveit
Éponine Samantha Barks

Les Misérables is the 2012 British film adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo and was directed by Tom Hooper from a screenplay by William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, and Herbert Kretzmer. Early plans for a film version of the musical have existed since the late 1980s. After the concert performance to mark the 25th anniversary of the musical (in the revised 1985 version) on October 3, 2010, producer Cameron Mackintosh announced the resumption of the project.

Convict Jean Valjean spent almost 20 years in prison as "prisoner 24601" for stealing bread for his starving family. When he is released on parole, he wants to start a new life. To do so, however, he must first escape the grasp of the relentless Inspector Javert, who is always on his tail, just waiting for Valjean to make a mistake. Those around him are also hostile towards him because of his misconduct and imprisonment. In order to leave the past behind him once and for all, Valjean violates the terms of his parole: he goes into hiding and assumes a new identity.

The following weapons were used in the film Les Misérables:


Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistol

Several characters including Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), Marius Pontmercy (Eddie Redmayne), Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) and Javert (Russell Crowe) use Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistols. They are early pattern pistols fitted with an iron belt hook along the left side of the barrel.

Pistolet Charleville modèle 1777 - .69 cal
Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) holds the pistol during a confrontation.
Javert (Russell Crowe) is handed the pistol.
Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) fires a Model 1777 flintlock pistol. Note the belt hook along the left side of the gun which was fitted to early models.
On the right, Marius Pontmercy (Eddie Redmayne) and on the left, Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) use Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistols.
The pistol is fired at close range.

An IX Cavalry Pistol

An IX Cavalry Pistols appear, being used most notably by Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) and Éponine (Samantha Barks).

Pistolet modèle An IX - .69 cal
The pistol is seen.

An XIII Cavalry Pistol

An XIII Cavalry Pistols also appear, most notably when one is stolen from the belt of a revolutionary by Thénardier (Sacha Baron Cohen) and given to Madame Thénardier (Helena Bonham Carter).

Saint Etienne 1810 Model An XIII Cavalry - .69 cal
Madame Thénardier (Helena Bonham Carter) handles the An XIII Cavalry Pistol.

Muskets & Carbines

Charleville Musket

Charleville Muskets are seen in the hands of French troops and revolutionaries.

Fusil Charleville modèle 1766 - .69 caliber
Charleville Muskets are seen in the hands of French troops.
Marius Pontmercy (Eddie Redmayne) aims the musket.
Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) holds the musket.
Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) reloads the Charleville Musket.

Model 1777 Cavalry Carbine

Also used are the Model 1777 Cavalry Carbines. Most notably, this is the standard weapon carried by Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) at the barricade.

1777 Cavalry Carbine - .69 caliber
Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) holds the carbine.

Model 1777 AN IX Cavalry Carbine

Also used are the Model 1777 AN IX Cavalry Carbines. During the final battle at the barricade, they can be seen being used by Marius Pontmercy (Eddie Redmayne) and Enjolras (Aaron Tveit) after firing their original weapons.

1777 AN IX Cavalry Carbine - .69 caliber
The carbine on the right.

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