A modern day adaptation following the life of ex-convict Jean Valjean. A study of lingering class inequalities, racial prejudices, and sexist injustices, spanning from the late 1980s to present day. Starring Idris Elba as Jean Valjean, Javier Bardem as Police Inspector Javert, Angel Coulby as Fantine, Antonia Thomas as Cosette, Ezra Miller as Marius Pontmercy, Kaya Scodelario as Eponine, and Aidan Turner as Enjolras.

MODERN AU LES MISERABLES | javert | continued from this post

a chief of police, a man of stern justice and finality, is pulled into a trial that will test the very fabric of his person. 

i have often been severe in the course of my life towards others. that is just. i have done well. now, if i were not severe towards myself, all the justice that i have done would become injustice. ought i to spare myself more than others? no!

MODERN AU LES MISERABLES | eponine & montparnasse | continued from this post

swept into a world of crime and turmoil, two young people live the only way they know how.  

another opportunity of laying hands on that “devil’s dandy” must be waited for. montparnasse had, in fact, encountered eponine as she stood on the watch under the trees of the boulevard, and had led her off, preferring to play nemorin with the daughter rather than schinderhannes with the father.


MODERN AU LES MISERABLES | enjolras & grantaire | continued from this meme

for the sake of their political planning, enjolras needs a task completed. finding him in the parking lot after a student meeting, grantaire volunteers.  [shortened & modern remediation of chapter vi. enjolras and his lieutenants.] 

"Red," said Grantaire as he entered, and he looked intently at Enjolras. Then, with the palm of his energetic hand, he laid the two scarlet points of the waistcoat across his breast. And stepping up to Enjolras, he whispered in his ear:— "Be easy." He jammed his hat on resolutely and departed.