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La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

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Les Misérables in world cinema

Thursday 18 September 2014, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday 16 October 2014, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free
The Courtyard
Main entry, Swanston St

Enjoy free screenings of foreign-language film adaptations of Les Misérables celebrating the novel's universal themes.

On Thursday 18 September, we'll be screening a 16mm print of Haevnens Nat (Night of Vengeance also known as Blind Justice), courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Inspired by Les Misérables, and directed and written by Benjamin Christensen, the film was released in Denmark in 1916.

A man falsely accused of murder, and on the run with his small son, is recaptured and imprisoned for many years, during which time he plots a complex revenge. A social melodrama of guilt and redemption, featuring masterfully constructed scenes of sophisticated suspense and artful cinematography, Haevnens Nat was the most expensive Danish film of its time.

Victor Hugo exhibition

Make the most of the Victor Hugo experience with a visit to our world-first exhibition, Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, and discover the extraordinary story behind one of the greatest novels and most popular musicals of all time. Book online at Ticketek.