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Hooper also di­rected this epic mu­si­cal drama, adapted from a pop­u­lar West End mu­si­cal which was based on the 1862 French novel by Vic­tor Hugo. The film, set in 19th cen­tury France, fol­lows the story of a former con­vict, hunted mer­ci­lessly by a po­lice­man, who agrees to care for a fac­tory worker’s young daugh­ter.

Bon­ham Carter, who plays the smarmy Madame Thenardier in this film and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd), mir­rors Jenny Gal­loway, the orig­i­nal Madame Thenardier, who had played both roles in the the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions.

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