Les Misérables: Fight. Dream. Hope. Love

Les Mis 1

“I Dreamed a Dream”

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he’ll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

 

Les Misérables adalah musikal yang dilayarperakan.  Alur cerita dan lagu-lagunya hampir semuanya mengikuti  musikalnya yang diangkat dari novel sejarah karya Victor Hugo yang ditulis pada tahun 1862.  Berkisah tentang Jean Valjean (diperankan oleh Hugh Jackman) bekas napi  bernomor “24601” yang baru saja menjalankan hukuman selama 19 tahun karena mencuri roti untuk keponakannya yang kelaparan.  Perjuangannya untuk berubah dari seorang yang pembenci menjadi seorang yang penuh kasih dan usahanya untuk menghindari kejaran inspektur Javert (Russel Crowe).  Latar belakang film ini adalah pergerakan mahasiswa Perancis di tahun 1832 (bukan Revolusi Perancis).

Banyak adegan dan lagu-lagu yang menyentuh perasaan dalam film ini seperti lagu “I dreamed a dream” di atas, yang dinyanyikan oleh Fantine (Anne Hathaway) yang akhirnya terjerembab untuk melacurkan diri setelah kehilangan pekerjaan, menjual rambut dan giginya agar bisa menghidupi anaknya Cosette (Amanda Seyfried).

Film ini jauh lebih bisa dinikmati dan diresapi daripada musikalnya … Mungkin karena kalau di musikal kita tidak bisa menangkap raut wajah pemainnya dan lagunya dinyanyikan dengan tempo yang lebih cepat, jadi agak  tersendat-sendat kita menangkapnya.

 

Genre:

Musical, Drama,  Historical Romance

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writer (s)

Victor Hugo (Novel), William Nicholson (screenplay)

Stars:

Hugh Jackman   (as Jean Valjean)

Russel Crowe  (as Javert)

Anne Hathaway  (as Fantine)

Amanda Seyfried  (as Cosette)

Eddie Redmayne  (as Marius)

Release Date:

25 December 2012 (USA)

Place and Date of  My Viewing:

Cinema XXI

Kemang Village

January 18, 2013.  5:15 PM

With Maga

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