House Of Mirth / Les Miserables (1998) (Double Feature)
The House Of Mirth
The glittering yet treacherous world of New York high society comes to brilliant life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson, TV's The X-Files), a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but, in a series of tragic events, winds up disgraced and discarded. Adapted from Edith Wharton's novel, and directed by Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives), The House Of Mirth is an intelligent, dramatic sensation, which features an outstanding supporting all-star cast including Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me), Eric Stoltz (Pulp Fiction), Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and Anthony LaPaglia (Sweet and Lowdown).
Victor Hugo's stirring novel of redemption and revolution is brought to life by the artistry of director Bille August and his brilliant cast. 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). And Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1996) is an ambitious policeman determined to return Valjean to prison. A truly epic film, Les Miserables is "Magnificent! A compelling and powerful human drama with terrific performances by Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush" (Bill Diehl, ABC Radio).