You’ll adore the story of Jean Valjean, a reformed scoundrel who can’t escape his nemesis the policeman Javert, but plays a critical part in the liberation of France with the help of his fellow underdog compatriots. The scene? Paris in the 1800s, where love and betrayal sit side by side. It’s sad but never depressing, completely absorbing, a classic of our times and often very funny. Perfect!