A beautiful movie.
It tells a story of a man (Valjean) who has repented his sins and trying to turn over a new leaf. He became very successful in his career but his past continues to haunt him. One day, after rescuing his dying worker (Fantine), he promised to do whatever necessary to help her daughter - Cosette. She dies beside him.
Keeping to his promise, he raised Cosette well. From being a despised girl living in a place we wouldn't call home, with the love and tender care from Valjean, she grown up into a beautiful lady after several years. What bothers her daughter so much was that he still couldn't bear to tell her his past.
One day, lonely and still a single lady, she caught the eye of a gentleman, Marius. Both fell in love at the first sight.
Fast forward, revolution has now begun by the students at the inn. Javert (the police inspector posing as a spy) was caught but he was secretly freed by Valjean (who was secretly with the revolutionaries) because he believe in second chance and that people can change for a better. With odds stacked against the revolutionaries, the students fought to death with no one joining their cause but themselves.
Marius who was among the crowd- unconscious and injured, was rescued by Valjean because he (Valjean) knew his daughter loves him and he couldn't bear with any more loss of life. He dragged Marius into the sewers but was confronted by Javert at the end.
Javert unconsciously allowed him- Valjean, the parole breaker, thief, prisoner no. 24601, to pass and escape. Inside him, he became confused, to allow him to run away was akin to allowing a criminal to escape and breaking his vow of duty. However, if he arrested or shot him, he would have make no good to his savior and conflicted his moral values.
Unable to decide what is right or wrong, he ended his life by jumping over a bridge.
Marius and Cosette finally marries. (Fast forward again) When the greedy Thenardiers tried to blackmail Marius, he finally realized Valjean was the person who saved him at the barricade when he saw the ring stolen from him but worn by the blackmailer.
He together with Cosette, rushes to find Valjean sitting at a convent and awaiting death. Valjean dies peacefully with both Marius and Cosette by his side.
(and I watched this musical a day before my mid-term exam)
오늘 꼭 밤새 공부해야하겠네 ㅠㅠ 어제 정말 재미있었는데 더 중요하는 것 걍 무시했어.. 참~ 이런 성격 계속하면.. 공부할거도 많아질수도록.. 혹시 공부 다 할수있니? 나.. 힘내라!