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Les Miserables is a French television mini series, based on the novel with the same name, written by Victor Hugo. This television mini series falls into the genres of both drama and history, and it has an approximate running time of one hour and forty minutes long. Les Miserables has been rated 12, and it was directed by Josee Dayan. This series was produced by Gerard Depardieu, Jean Pierre Guerin, and Doris Kirch, and it was written by Didier Decoin. Furthermore, this television series stars many well known actor's and actresses such as Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Virginie Ledoyen, Enrico Lo Verso, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Asia Argento, Veronica Ferres, Jeanne Moreau, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Vadim Glowna, Steffen Wink, Leopoldine Serre, and Jerome Hardelay. Les Miserables takes place during the 19th century in the mist of the French Restoration. It mainly focuses on a man by the name of Jean Valjean, who is a galley slave. Jean was sent to prison because he was caught stealing food, but he was finally released from prison after he served a 19 year sentence. Upon returning to society, Jean notices that all of the people he comes across closes their doors to him and do not trust him. However, Jean comes across a bishop named Bienvenu who treats him very kindly and ends up taking Jean in. Jean notices how this bishop has true compassion and humanity within him, and he begins to have faith in the good again. Even more so, Jean begins to get his life back in order and quickly becomes a very rich industrialist who also becomes a well liked citizen and the mayor of a small town. Unfortunately, Jean's luck starts to spiral downward after a single mother, Fatine, that Jean works with, dies sadly due to consumption. When Fatine's daughter, Cosette goes to foster parents, Jean is determined to save her and raise her as his own daughter.