The voiceover for this Les Miserables TV spot befuddles me.
Imprisoned for nineteen years, an innocent man will reclaim his life by saving another's.
At no point in the story is the hero, Jean Valjean, an "innocent man." In the opening scene, we find Valjean a prisoner and convicted thief. We hear about his past and then we see him steal again, violating the trust placed in him and spitting the hospitality of a clergyman back in his face.
Then, after the clergyman and several other people he encounters show him mercy, faith, and love, he finds redemption.
Did somebody in the promotions department completely miss the main theme of this beautiful story? Am I reading too much into it, or is this a case of some relativist or postmodern worldview unable to digest the morality of it all?
How should we understand this strange spin?