Without a doubt, Les Misérables has the most well-known pitch in the history of literature. Better still, it made its author the people’s spokesman. How and why is this text still so important? This documentary aims to introduce us to those who recognise themselves in Hugo, to tell us how Hugo made Les Misérables, and above all how Les Misérables made Hugo, the Hugo we know, the Hugo he wanted to be. A man of the people. Yesterday and today.

A film by Grégoire Polet 
Written by Grégoire Polet and Samuel Lajus
Produced by Sylvie Gautier

Broadcaster FR: Arte 
Producer: Camera Lucida productions 
International distribution: CPB International 
With the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image animée


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