The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)
"Le comte de Monte Cristo" (original title)

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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, 1999)
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 Fernand De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Villefort (4 episodes, 1999)
Sergio Rubini ...
 Bertuccio (4 episodes, 1999)
Florence Darel ...
 Camille De La Richardais (4 episodes, 1999)
Christopher Thompson ...
 Maximilien Morrel (4 episodes, 1999)
Stanislas Merhar ...
 Albert De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Valentine De Villefort (4 episodes, 1999)
Hélène Vincent ...
 Heloise De Villefort (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Baron Danglars (4 episodes, 1999)
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
 Hermine Danglars (4 episodes, 1999)
Georges Moustaki ...
 Abbe Faria (4 episodes, 1999)
Roland Blanche ...
 Caderousse (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Pere Morrel (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Haydee (4 episodes, 1999)
Serge Merlin ...
 Noirtier De Villefort (4 episodes, 1999)
Jean-Marc Thibault ...
 Barrois (4 episodes, 1999)
Thierry de Peretti ...
 Toussaint (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Beauchamp (4 episodes, 1999)
Frédéric Gorny ...
 Chateau Renaud (4 episodes, 1999)
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
 Franz D'Epinay (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Edmond Dantes Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Mercedes Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
Julien Rochefort ...
 Fernand Mondego Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
Dimitri Rataud ...
 Danglars Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
Michel Bompoil ...
 Villefort Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
Arthur Nauzyciel ...
 Caderousse Jeune (4 episodes, 1999)
Didier Lesour ...
 Boville (4 episodes, 1999)
Daniel Martin ...
 Docteur D'avrigny (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Madame De Saint Meran (4 episodes, 1999)
Roger Dumas ...
 Cocles (4 episodes, 1999)
Mattia Sbragia ...
 Luigi Vampa (4 episodes, 1999)
Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
 Pepino (4 episodes, 1999)
Sergio Fiorentini ...
 Le Juge Simonetti (4 episodes, 1999)
Gianni D'Ambrosio ...
 Jeppe (4 episodes, 1999)
Annick Alane ...
 Vieille Femme (4 episodes, 1999)
Renato Scarpa ...
 Directeur Banque Thomson & French / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Max Vialle ...
 Vieil Ermite (4 episodes, 1999)
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 La Carconte (4 episodes, 1999)
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Renato Nicolini ...
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Luc Delhumeau ...
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Jacques Boudet ...
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Serge Marquand ...
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Dominique Besnehard ...
 Avocat De La Defense (4 episodes, 1999)
Eric Averlant ...
 Maitre De Poste (4 episodes, 1999)
Adrienne Pauly ...
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Alain Frérot ...
 Abbe Lavoisie (4 episodes, 1999)
Laurent Gauthier ...
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Emanuel Booz ...
 Louis Philippe (4 episodes, 1999)
Alain Ganas ...
 Notaire Du Mariage (4 episodes, 1999)
Jean-Louis Grinfeld ...
 Directeur Journal (4 episodes, 1999)
François Chatriot ...
 Maitre D'Armes (4 episodes, 1999)
Olivier Mazan ...
 Dejouars (4 episodes, 1999)
Thomas Badek ...
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Alain Moussay ...
 Officier Gendarmerie (4 episodes, 1999)
Claude-Bernard Perot ...
 Geolier #2 (4 episodes, 1999)
Marcel Leguilloux ...
 Geolier #3 (4 episodes, 1999)
Fabienne Mai ...
 Commere Marseille 1 (4 episodes, 1999)
Mariolina De Fano ...
 Commere Marseille 2 (4 episodes, 1999)
Candice Hugo ...
 Prostituee Marseille (4 episodes, 1999)
Roland Munter ...
 Joueur Tarot 1 (4 episodes, 1999)
Patrick Bordier ...
 Joueur Tarot 2 (4 episodes, 1999)
Pierre Forest ...
 Premier Gendarme / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
Christian Ameri ...
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Roberto Corcione ...
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Jean-Luc Aujar ...
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 Majordome Morcerf (4 episodes, 1999)
Jean-Luc Gonzales ...
 Le Cocher Du Bois De Boulogne / ... (4 episodes, 1999)
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Marc Prin ...
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Diane Calma ...
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Agostino Chiumarello ...
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Franco Silvestri ...
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Salvatore Selaco ...
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Nicola Miletti ...
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Roberto Azzuro ...
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Paolo Coletta ...
 Spectateur Opera 2 (4 episodes, 1999)
Stefania Pelella ...
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Enzo Romaniello ...
 Spectateur Opera 4 (4 episodes, 1999)
Raymond Gil ...
 Paysan Route Beaucaire (4 episodes, 1999)
Tina Mazzoca Femiano ...
 1ere Femme Marin (4 episodes, 1999)
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 2ere Femme Marin (4 episodes, 1999)
Gianni Rossi ...
 Marin Longue Vue (4 episodes, 1999)
Francesco Zimone ...
 Marin Lorgnette (4 episodes, 1999)
Cesare Apolito ...
 Planton Morrel (4 episodes, 1999)
Ciro Capano ...
 Officier Execution Naples (4 episodes, 1999)
Philippe Clay ...
 Chanteur Complainte (4 episodes, 1999)
Franck Tordjman ...
 Officier Execution Paris (4 episodes, 1999)
Gilles Treton ...
 Matelot Fecamp (4 episodes, 1999)
David Saracino ...
 Grouillot Messager (4 episodes, 1999)
Jean-Michel Lahmi ...
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Henri Abrard ...
 Lanceur De Couteau (4 episodes, 1999)
Laurent Arnal ...
 Cocher Morcerf (4 episodes, 1999)
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 Mere Superieure (4 episodes, 1999)
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Marco Stefanelli ...
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Alain Stern ...
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Stéphane Boucher ...
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Fréderic Hardy ...
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Hugues Dalmagro ...
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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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According to Nielsen Media Research, Inc., Startrak Overnight Ratings for 6/21-6/24, 1999 (8PM & 11PM airings), beginning with a 1.4 GAA for the premiere, 'Le comte de Monte Cristo' sustained an average rating of 1.3 GAA for the entire 8-hour series, crowning Bravo's first mini-series as the highest rated original co-production in the network's history. See more »

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Le Comte de Monte Nothing
16 April 2009 | by (Guinea-Bissau) – See all my reviews

I was fooled into buying this DVD set after I saw the high ratings on IMDb, but after one hour of watching I already regretted my decision.

The film/mini series has a running time of about 6 hours, but after already 45 mins you have already seen (or rather NOT seen, and I kid you not!) : Dantes relation to his wife and family, his background, the conspiracy, his 18 year "suffering" in Château D'if, his relationship with Abbe Faria, his escape, the treasure on Monte Christo and his return to the mainland as "Count".

All that in 45 mins! And it is as rushed and stupid as it sounds. Of course everything of the above happens so fast that you can barely see whats going on nor would anyone without background knowledge understand what is going on.

Who is this Dantes? Who is his wife? Why is he imprisoned again? What was the conspiracy against him? Who are the traitors/bad guys? (you see them for about 10 secs!) Who is this Abbe? What is his relationship to Dantes and why does he tell him about the treasure? And so on. People who have not read the book will have a hard time following the plot here.

You can imagine I was shaking my head constantly and was wondering with what they were intending to fill the other 5 hours. Answer : With not much. Talk, talk, talk and no action. They had 6 hours but wasted the most interesting parts of the story in the first 45 mins. Unbelievable. The "revenge" part in the last 5 hours is (of course) very drawn out and not very interesting.

Depadieu is a fine actor, but miscast as the hero. You just need to see his body after so called "18 years in prison with no food". I wonder what they put into that soup there?


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