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February 7, 2013

Les Militaribles

The South Korean military produces an elaborate Les Miserables parody.

The South Korean air force produced a Les Miserables video parody on YouTube for "motivational purposes." This version of the19th century French novel-turned-musical has an alternate storyline. The plot lacks any mention of revolution, and instead consists of a Korean airman who wishes to have his girlfriend visit his base, despite an overbearing boss.

In just two days, the video has gained more than 600,000 views on YouTube, as well as a Twitter nod from actor Russell Crowe, who starred in the 2012 Hollywood remake. Crowe retweeted: