Victor Hugo's stirring novel of redemption and revolution is brought to life in this theatrical version. Liam Neeson stars as Jean Valjean, a heartless convict who is transformed by a single act of mercy. Uma Thurman is Fantine, the vulnerable prostitute who begs Valjean to raise her only child, Cosette (Claire Danes). Geoffrey Rush is an ambitious policeman determined to return Valjean to prison. A compelling and powerful human drama.