I don’t usually reblog pictures but this one is incredible. I love his hands. I love the chains, held up against his heart. I love the expression on his face, the wrinkles on his brow, the way he is leaned up against the wall. The movie does not really capture the personal horror of Toulon, only the horror on a grand scale. This image though - for me - captures the personal story as Valjean struggles and hates and gives in and accepts and submits and fights back and perseveres and gives up and struggles some more.