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Monday, Oct 3, 2022 6:30 PM
Jean Valjean, convicted of a minor crime, spends the rest of his life being pursued by a cruel and unrelenting policeman, Javert.
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Admission Adult Evening - $10.62
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Co-presented with the Iowa City Book Festival

Including a post-screening discussion with Dr. Anna Barker

"Jean Gabin [is] refreshingly matter-of-fact...a perfect artifact of a transitional moment in French cinema."—Sarah Mankoff, Film Comment

Presented without intermission

Peasant Jean Valjean (Jean Gabin) suffered through decades in French prison for stealing a loaf of bread, but once released, life doesn't automatically become easier. Not only does the community shun him as an ex-convict, but a policeman named Javert (Bernard Blier) refuses to believe he's a good man. Wherever Valjean goes, Javert follows, intent on proving Valjean is still a criminal. Yet Valjean is determined to create a new, crime-free life for himself, no matter what.

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Dialogue:Discussion with Dr. Anna Barker
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Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:188 minutes
Director:Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Year Released:1958
Production Country:France
East Germany