Javert

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Javert

coldhearted in his relentless pursuit of Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]

Javert

personification of law’s inexorableness; relentlessly tracks down Valjean. [Fr. Lit.: Les Miserables]
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He subsequently breaks parole and attempts to start his life over, only to be mercilessly tracked by totalitarian police inspector Javert.
Jean Valjean is convicted and imprisoned for stealing bread and is forced into labour under the eagle eye of Inspector Javert.
LES Miserables (Channel 4, tomorrow 8pm) takes us to 19th-century France, where convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is granted parole and leaves behind his tormentor, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), to reinvent himself as a factory owner.
Les Miserables (2012) C4, 8pm In 19th-century France, convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is granted parole and leaves behind his tormentor, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), to reinvent himself as a revered factory owner.
The largely Australian cast is led by Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean and Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine, both Helpmann awardees (Australia's version of the Tony awards) for their performances in the musical; Earl Carpenter as Inspector Javert, who joins the Manila run direct from the ongoing Broadway production in New York; and Filipina actress Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, who had been playing the same role in the Les Mis currently running at Queens Theatre, London, after her stint as Gigi in the West End revival of Miss Saigon.
Set in early 19th-century France the musical tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child but is relentlessly tracked down by police inspector Javert.
After all, as Charles Laughton said as Inspector Javert, the icy policeman in the classic 1935 film adaptation of "Les Miserables": "Right or wrong, the law is the law and it must be obeyed to the letter.
Hugh Jackman plays former convict turned factory owner Valjean, Anne Hathaway is single mum Fantine and Russell Crowe plays police inspector Javert.
Russell played ruthlessly driven police chief Inspector Javert.
However, even as a changed man who helps the poor and rescues an orphaned girl, he still cannot escape the suspicions of the ruthless Police Inspector Javert, who is determined to send him back to prison.
As the New York Times Book Review noted, he pinpoints "two Inspector Javert types": the state trooper who squeezed the truth out of Shaw, and victim advocate Terryl Warner.
49) MOST of us already know the story of Les Miserables, Victor Hugo's epic novel of the French Revolution mainly told through the eyes of Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert and featuring Cosette, Fantine and Marius.

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