By Hannah Soo Park
The early (stellar) reviews and Oscar buzz surrounding “Les Misérables” have most of us wondering if we’re eagerly counting down the days to Christmas…or the movie’s December 25 premiere. And as if we weren’t already super pumped to see the star-studded flick, Working Title Films has just rolled out not one, but FIVE new clips from the musical spectacular.
Here, we’ve got a glimpse of key character interactions and iconic songs from the film, which devoted “Les Mis” fans will surely recognize.
Watch all five clips after the jump!
Clip #1: “Javert Releases Prisoner 24601 On Parole”
In this scene, Jean Valjean is released from prison, only to be given some more bad news—Inspector Javert won’t be resting his watchful eyes anytime soon. But there is some good news. We get to see an intense, manly sing-off between Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.
Clip #2: “At The End of The Day”
This won’t end well. Anne Hathaway channels vulnerability and desperation in this factory-set scene, in which Fantine is cornered about the fact that she is an unwed mother.
Clip #3: “On My Own”
We finally get a better grasp at Samantha Barks’ singing (and acting) chops. Here, a heartbroken Eponine belts out “On My Own,” as she realizes that Marius will most likely end up with Cosette.
Clip #4: “Who Am I”
Hugh Jackman successfully portrays a tormented Jean Valjean as he reaches a major crossroads in his life.
Clip #5: “A Heart Full Of Love”
Despite the movie’s bleak circumstances, a sweet duet manages to unfold with Cosette (Amanda Seyfried) and Marius (Eddie Redmayne) singing “A Heart Full Of Love” as they meet for the first time.
That’s it for now! Set in 19th-century France, Les Misérables follows the life of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean (Jackman)—who breaks parole and becomes a wanted man once again—and the encounters that he faces as he lives his life on the run. The film opens on Christmas Day.
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