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The Count of Monte Cristo 

Le Comte de Monte Cristo (original title)
The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.
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 Abbé Busoni / ... 4 episodes, 1998
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 Mercedes 4 episodes, 1998
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 Fernand De Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
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 Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
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 Bertuccio 4 episodes, 1998
Florence Darel ...
 Camille De La Richardais 4 episodes, 1998
Christopher Thompson ...
 Maximilien Morrel 4 episodes, 1998
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 Albert De Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
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 Valentine De Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
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 Heloise De Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
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 Baron Danglars 4 episodes, 1998
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
 Hermine Danglars 4 episodes, 1998
Georges Moustaki ...
 Abbe Faria 4 episodes, 1998
Roland Blanche ...
 Caderousse 4 episodes, 1998
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 Pere Morrel 4 episodes, 1998
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Serge Merlin ...
 Noirtier De Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
Jean-Marc Thibault ...
Thierry de Peretti ...
 Toussaint 4 episodes, 1998
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 Beauchamp 4 episodes, 1998
Frédéric Gorny ...
 Chateau Renaud 4 episodes, 1998
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
 Franz D'Epinay 4 episodes, 1998
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 Edmond Dantes Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
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 Mercedes Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
Julien Rochefort ...
 Fernand Mondego Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
Dimitri Rataud ...
 Danglars Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
Michel Bompoil ...
 Villefort Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
Arthur Nauzyciel ...
 Caderousse Jeune 4 episodes, 1998
Didier Lesour ...
Daniel Martin ...
 Docteur D'avrigny 4 episodes, 1998
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 Madame De Saint Meran 4 episodes, 1998
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Mattia Sbragia ...
 Luigi Vampa 4 episodes, 1998
Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
Sergio Fiorentini ...
 Le Juge Simonetti 4 episodes, 1998
Gianni D'Ambrosio ...
Annick Alane ...
 Vieille Femme 4 episodes, 1998
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 Directeur Banque Thomson & French / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Max Vialle ...
 Vieil Ermite 4 episodes, 1998
Michèle Bardollet ...
 La Carconte 4 episodes, 1998
Hichem Rostom ...
 Muhammad 4 episodes, 1998
Renato Nicolini ...
 Architecte Naval 4 episodes, 1998
Luc Delhumeau ...
 Agent Du Telegraphe 4 episodes, 1998
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 President Chambre Des Pairs / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Serge Marquand ...
 Pair St Gyon 4 episodes, 1998
Dominique Besnehard ...
 Avocat De La Defense 4 episodes, 1998
Eric Averlant ...
 Maitre De Poste 4 episodes, 1998
Adrienne Pauly ...
 La Jolie Fille 4 episodes, 1998
Alain Frérot ...
 Abbe Lavoisie 4 episodes, 1998
Laurent Gauthier ...
 Appariteur Squelette 4 episodes, 1998
Emanuel Booz ...
 Louis Philippe 4 episodes, 1998
Alain Ganas ...
 Notaire Du Mariage 4 episodes, 1998
Jean-Louis Grinfeld ...
 Directeur Journal 4 episodes, 1998
François Chatriot ...
 Maitre D'Armes 4 episodes, 1998
Olivier Mazan ...
 Dejouars 4 episodes, 1998
Thomas Badek ...
 Geolier #1 4 episodes, 1998
Alain Moussay ...
 Officier Gendarmerie 4 episodes, 1998
Claude-Bernard Perot ...
 Geolier #2 4 episodes, 1998
Marcel Leguilloux ...
 Geolier #3 4 episodes, 1998
Fabienne Mai ...
 Commere Marseille 1 4 episodes, 1998
Mariolina De Fano ...
 Commere Marseille 2 4 episodes, 1998
Candice Hugo ...
 Prostituee Marseille 4 episodes, 1998
Roland Munter ...
 Joueur Tarot 1 4 episodes, 1998
Patrick Bordier ...
 Joueur Tarot 2 4 episodes, 1998
Pierre Forest ...
 Premier Gendarme / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Christian Ameri ...
 Deuxieme Gendarme / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Roberto Corcione ...
 Commis Banque Thomson & French / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Jean-Luc Aujar ...
 Maitre D'Hotel Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
Pierre-Marie Rochefort-Schneider ...
 Majordome Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
Jean-Luc Gonzales ...
 Le Cocher Du Bois De Boulogne / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Jacques Disses ...
 Financier Danglars 1 4 episodes, 1998
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 Financier Danglars 2 4 episodes, 1998
Philippe Roullier ...
 Financier Danglars 3 4 episodes, 1998
Dominique Mahut ...
 Huissier Danglars 4 episodes, 1998
Sophie Pilcser ...
 Femme Pauvre Hippodrome 4 episodes, 1998
Marc Prin ...
 Huissier Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
Diane Calma ...
 Servante Camille / ... 4 episodes, 1998
Agostino Chiummariello ...
 Boursier 1 4 episodes, 1998
Franco Silvestri ...
 Boursier 2 4 episodes, 1998
Salvatore Selaco ...
 Boursier 3 4 episodes, 1998
Nicola Miletti ...
 Boursier 4 4 episodes, 1998
Roberto Azzuro ...
 Spectateur Opera 1 4 episodes, 1998
Paolo Coletta ...
 Spectateur Opera 2 4 episodes, 1998
Stefania Pelella ...
 Spectateur Opera 3 4 episodes, 1998
Enzo Romaniello ...
 Spectateur Opera 4 4 episodes, 1998
Raymond Gil ...
 Paysan Route Beaucaire 4 episodes, 1998
Tina Mazzoca Femiano ...
 1ere Femme Marin 4 episodes, 1998
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 2ere Femme Marin 4 episodes, 1998
Gianni Rossi ...
 Marin Longue Vue 4 episodes, 1998
Francesco Zimone ...
 Marin Lorgnette 4 episodes, 1998
Cesare Apolito ...
 Planton Morrel 4 episodes, 1998
Ciro Capano ...
 Officier Execution Naples 4 episodes, 1998
Philippe Clay ...
 Chanteur Complainte 4 episodes, 1998
Franck Tordjman ...
 Officier Execution Paris 4 episodes, 1998
Gilles Treton ...
 Matelot Fecamp 4 episodes, 1998
David Saracino ...
 Grouillot Messager 4 episodes, 1998
Jean-Michel Lahmi ...
 Cocher Maximilien 4 episodes, 1998
Henri Abrard ...
 Lanceur De Couteau 4 episodes, 1998
Laurent Arnal ...
 Cocher Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
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 Mere Superieure 4 episodes, 1998
Fabien Béhar ...
 Client Danglars 2 4 episodes, 1998
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 Maitre De Ceremonie 4 episodes, 1998
Bernard Garnier ...
Christophe Le Masne ...
 Palefrenier Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
Philippe Lehembre ...
Stéphane Midavaine ...
 Commis Danglars 4 episodes, 1998
Rodolphe Pauly ...
Yves Penay ...
 Majordome Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
Sylvie Pierron ...
 Femme De Charme Morcerf 4 episodes, 1998
André Raffard ...
Brigina Rainho ...
 Assistante Magicien 4 episodes, 1998
Jérome Rebbot ...
 Homme De Quart 'Jeune Amelie' 4 episodes, 1998
Christiane Rorato ...
 Gervaise Rebuffet 4 episodes, 1998
Vincent Scarito ...
 Homme Village Catalans 4 episodes, 1998
Marco Stefanelli ...
 Cocher Danglars Naples 4 episodes, 1998
Alain Stern ...
 Client Danglars 1 4 episodes, 1998
Karin Swenson ...
 Servante Villefort 4 episodes, 1998
Corinne Thézier ...
 Couturiere Mercedes 4 episodes, 1998
Stéphane Boucher ...
 Capitaine Jeune Amelie 3 episodes, 1998
Fréderic Hardy ...
 Cocher Mercedes 3 episodes, 1998
Hugues Dalmagro ...
 Chef Escadron Gendarmerie 3 episodes, 1998
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A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Dantes's servant Bertuccio confesses that his real name is Benedetto. Caderouse's associate, Toussaint, is later revealed to be the love child of Villefort and Hermione Danglars. In the novel, these stories are more closely related. Toussaint's name in the novel is Benedetto, and Bertuccio raised him after digging him up from Villefort's back yard. Benedetto and Caderouse, having both turned to a life of crime, are both sentenced to be galley slaves, which is where they meet. Benedetto's trial is what ultimately leads to his paternity (and maternity) being revealed. See more »

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Version of El conde de Montecristo (1953) See more »

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A Commendable Monti Christo
8 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Gérard Depardieu has lavished much care and attention to detail on this production of the famous Dumas story. He is most impressive as Edmund Dantes who is falsely imprisoned by his "friends" in the awful Château d'If for some 18 years, then escapes, finds a vast fortune, and as the mysterious Count takes revenge upon those who betrayed him in a very complex series of intrigues. Bearing in mind the great length of the original novel, simplification of the sub plots are inevitable in any screen version, although the extended running time of this TV series allows much of the text to be brought to the screen faithfully. Using some quite stunning set pieces and beautiful scenes to background the action, the cast perform exceedingly well, dominated by Depardieu's portrayal of Monti Cristo. Although a rather overweight Count, his strength as an actor overcomes this minor flaw, and certainly its unlikely we'll see a better performance of the role for years to come. If you have the patience to view the extended version here, it is a rewarding and finally well crafted adaption of a most difficult subject.


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