This isn’t an adaption of the Victor Hugo novel. Yet naming the film Les Miserables gives the movie gravitas and enables the viewer to ponder if there are any connections to the storyline of the book. Police corruption, social unrest and mob violence are dissected brilliantly. If you combine the last chilling twenty minutes and another sequence with a lion, you will witness unapparelled film making. The Hugo quote “Remember this, my friends: there are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators” will eat at your soul long after viewing the film.