'Les Miserables' viewers horrified over teeth pulling scenes

Lily Collins plays the tragic Fantine (Credit: BBC)
Lily Collins plays the tragic Fantine (Credit: BBC)

Viewers of the BBC’s huge production of Les Miserables were left horrified last night, following scenes of tragic heroine Fantine undergoing some brutal dental surgery.

Hoping to send her daughter away from the horrors of their poverty, Fantine, played by Lily Collins, takes truly desperate measures.

In a sequence which turned stomachs, she has her teeth pulled out, and her hair cut off to sell.

(Credit: BBC)
(Credit: BBC)

It was a little too much for some to take.

However, many praised Collins for a stunning performance.

In review, The Independent called Collins’ take on the tragic figure ‘magnificent’.

Andrew Davies, who also adapted Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, and War & Peace for the BBC, and who also penned the original House of Cards, has adapted Victor Hugo’s novel, with direction from Tom Shankland.

It also features Dominic West as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo as Javert.

It returns to BBC One next Sunday night.

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