Les Misérables is a very old book, written to a very old political context. How appropriate, then, that it is still exactly the thing we need to hear.
It’s one of the most respected pieces of classic literature in the world. It’s one of the most successful broadway plays of all-time. And now it’s arguably the best film musical this side of 1950: Les Miserables. That’s for many reasons. The music is incredible, and the film was revolutionary by having barely ten lines of spoken word throughout the film, with characters speaking more than 90% of the time in song. But more importantly, and most especially for our purposes, it’s because the story takes a very Theistic and ultimately Christian perspective on life.