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The Count of Monte Cristo 

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, 1998)
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 Mercedes (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Fernand De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)
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Florence Darel ...
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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 ...
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Daniel Martin ...
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Ubaldo Lo Presti ...
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Gianni D'Ambrosio ...
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Laurent Gauthier ...
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Alain Ganas ...
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Claude-Bernard Perot ...
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Fabienne Mai ...
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Enzo Romaniello ...
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Raymond Gil ...
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Gianni Rossi ...
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Francesco Zimone ...
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Cesare Apolito ...
 Planton Morrel (4 episodes, 1998)
Ciro Capano ...
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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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Originally broadcast in the United States on Bravo. See more »

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Version of A Modern Monte Cristo (1917) See more »

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11 October 2006 | by (Haugesund, Norway) – See all my reviews

Maybe you have read the book? Maybe you have seen the dramatization with Richard Chamberlain in the role of Edmond Dantes? Or maybe even you have seen the poor excuse of a movie with the same title made just a few years ago (after this mini-).

This French series is by far the best dramatization ever made of the Dumas' classic about the young sailor tossed into prison, only to come back to wreak vengeance on his former friends (with friends like these, who needs enemies?).

The portraying of Edmond Dantes posing as a banker, a gazillionaire, a jesuit priest and other characters vital to the story is very good - only I must confess that I would rather picture a different actor in the role as Dantes.

Gerard Depardieu is an actor like the potato, usable for quite a lot of things, but his countenance and body, in my view, doesn't fit the description of Edmond Dantes... so a 10 becomes a 9.


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