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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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.
However, his story of transformation is consistently undermined by his former jailer, the zealous Inspector Javert, and the conniving Thenardiers 2012 ***
Russell played ruthlessly driven police chief Inspector Javert.
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.
Josh Ford excels as Jean Valjean, the former convict released after 19 years on the chain gang, then relentlessly pursued by the single-minded Inspector Javert, impressively played by Andrew Taysum.
Meanwhile, "Jean Valjean is the role of a lifetime,'' Angelini said of the lead character in the musical who once stole a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving child and is unrelentingly persecuted throughout his life by the prosector Inspector Javert.
Now comfortably ensconced in their new Stone Hall auditorium at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, the Manatee Players dive into this megamusical featuring Jean Valjean, Inspector Javert, Marius and Cosette, and a host of other 19th-century Frenchmen caught up in love, revenge and revolution.
Les Miserables (12) CONVICT Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is granted parole and leaves behind his tormentor, Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), to reinvent himself as a factory owner in Montreuil-sur-Mer.
He is being pursued by police inspector Javert (Crowe) and they all get caught in the violent turmoil engulfing Paris.

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