Les Miserables: A Merciful Film Review - Page 2
Javert, who pursued justice his entire life eventually kills himself, while Valjean dies a happy old man, having seen his adopted daughter get married to the son of a wealthy man.
As Marvin Gaye concluded his song, "Oh, things ain't what they used to be - What about this overcrowded land? - How much more abuse from man can you stand? - My sweet Lord - My sweet Lord - My sweet Lord," thus, Les Miserables ends with Valjean being invited into heaven by the woman to whom he was once merciless.
As the risen Lord once said, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy." For this the writers and directors have extended the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo into a true masterpiece on the silver screen.