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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Series cast summary:
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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)
Sergio Rubini ...
 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)
Hélène Vincent ...
 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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 Haydee (4 episodes, 1998)
Serge Merlin ...
 Noirtier De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Marc Thibault ...
 Barrois (4 episodes, 1998)
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 ...
 Boville (4 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Martin ...
 Docteur D'avrigny (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Madame De Saint Meran (4 episodes, 1998)
Roger Dumas ...
 Cocles (4 episodes, 1998)
Mattia Sbragia ...
 Luigi Vampa (4 episodes, 1998)
Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
 Pepino (4 episodes, 1998)
Sergio Fiorentini ...
 Le Juge Simonetti (4 episodes, 1998)
Gianni D'Ambrosio ...
 Jeppe (4 episodes, 1998)
Annick Alane ...
 Vieille Femme (4 episodes, 1998)
Renato Scarpa ...
 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)
Jacques Boudet ...
 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 ...
 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)
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
 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 Chiumarello ...
 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)
Albert Delpy ...
 Maitre De Ceremonie (4 episodes, 1998)
Bernard Garnier ...
 Pair #1 (4 episodes, 1998)
Christophe Le Masne ...
 Palefrenier Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
Philippe Lehembre ...
 Pair #3 (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphane Midavaine ...
 Commis Danglars (4 episodes, 1998)
Rodolphe Pauly ...
 Hassan (4 episodes, 1998)
Yves Penay ...
 Majordome Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Sylvie Pierron ...
 Femme De Charme Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
André Raffard ...
 Pair #2 (4 episodes, 1998)
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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Novel changed my life. Series brought back memories.
19 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One could say I am an old coot, geezer, at the age of 71. This wonderful series, starring the great Gerard Depardieu, pulled me back to my childhood at about eight years old. The two librarians in my little home town in Louisiana always pushed me to read books that were at least two grades ahead. At the end of the school year we were given the usual Summer Reading List. Presenting mine to the local librarians, they suggested a novel by Alexander Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo. I had never actually read a "novel" of that size. I was a bit over- come, but began to read this book right then and there, sitting in a bay window overlooking the little river that flowed past the library's huge windows. That experience changed my life from a casual reader to a dedicated and life-long lover of books. I learned that Dumas was French and had written many other books. I read them all that summer. Then on to Victor Hugo, Balzac, George Sand, and others, all recommended by those lovely ladies in the local library. I have seen almost every film adaptation of The Count, going back to the 1934 version with Robert Donat to the last one with Guy Pierce. THIS one, with Depardieu,is my favorite. Although many liberties are taken, as usual with movie producers and directors, it still is an exciting and involving tale. Dumas' story is so sturdy that any injury visited upon it would be only superficial. I found myself an eight year old all over again. Unlike some adaptations of Dumas' novels, this one had very little swash and even less buckle, being more character driven and fueled by last minute escapes and near fatal outcomes. The ending, as several other comments express, is a bit too up-beat, but so what? Life is full of wonderful and unexpected joys. Watching this made-for-television series was one of them. AND I found it on DVD so I can watch it over and over.


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