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This feature drama, produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Fuji TV, is an adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic masterpiece Les Miserables set in the 1990s in Japan. In Kobe in 1993, Jun Baba gets taken to a juvenile prison due to a killing of a man who cheated his mother out of all her money in self-defense. One day, he hears that his younger brother, who has been desperately ill, is in a critical condition and breaks out. However, he finds out his brother is already dead. In the depth of despair, he tries to kill himself but is saved by a man who runs a self-support facility. He begins to live at the place, and befriends with Takumi Watanabe aspiring to be a lawyer. In 1995, the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake hits and their friendship comes to an end. Crushed under the debris, Takumi persuades Jun to live his life instead. Jun swears to live on assuming Takumi's identity. Meanwhile, Ryosuke Saito, the son of the man that Jun has killed, finds his life turns dramatically. Bound together by fate, the two meet in Tokyo in 2004, as a lawyer and a police detective. Getting along with each other, Ryosuke finds out that Takumi is actually Jun, his father's murderer. Ryosuke tries but fails to catch Jun, and the story follows Jun living a hidden life in the countryside of Fukushima in 2019. The long journey of the two men, as a fugitive and a pursuer, is about to end here. With atonement and forgiveness as its themes, this story illuminates the lives of some seventeen people, focusing on the two men who lived through these turbulent 30 years. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português
  • Nederlands
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 2 hr. 54 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 54 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Meena_Drama_Fan
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Feb 9, 2019
1 of 1 episodes seen
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Overall 5.0
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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The story doesn't have the law-proceeding of Saito Futoshi money fraud, even if he is dead the family has to take the responsibility of the cheating, Baba Jun has lost both his mother and brother but Saito family has lost a person who was a fraud, Director only cared about the babu Jun mistakes according to law, but in my opinion even Saito Futoshi law proceeding should also be expressed to the audience.

Over the location, music, acting, all were as expected, but the story lacked a lot. Though the genre says romance, but there is no romance in the movie.

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Meena.

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1 of 1 episodes seen
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Overall 6.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
The classic story is adapted to fit in modern Japan. So, if you are concerned to watch yet again another les miserables adaption, you may want to try this one, as the story line only loosely adapted from the original and it takes place in a modern setting. Also, the background of the characters and the creation of their personality is explained nicely. The story, overall, is a bit rushed though. But the performances were good from everyone, as this production was armed up with strong names of the japanese acting scene.
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  • Special: Les Miserables
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2019
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: Fuji TV
  • Duration: 2 hr. 54 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 54 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 193

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