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The Count of Monte Cristo: :  -- The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes (Depardieu) is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fianc�e Mercedes (Diaz) and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego (Acevedo).

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21 June 1999 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 121 of 124)

Gérard Depardieu ... Abbé Busoni / ... (4 episodes, 1998)

Ornella Muti ... Mercedes (4 episodes, 1998)

Jean Rochefort ... Fernand De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)

Pierre Arditi ... 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)

Stanislas Merhar ... Albert De Morcerf (4 episodes, 1998)

Julie Depardieu ... Valentine De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)
Hélène Vincent ... Heloise De Villefort (4 episodes, 1998)

Michel Aumont ... 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)

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Pere Morrel (4 episodes, 1998)

Inés Sastre ... 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)

Patrick Bouchitey ... Beauchamp (4 episodes, 1998)
Frédéric Gorny ... Chateau Renaud (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ... Franz D'Epinay (4 episodes, 1998)

Guillaume Depardieu ... Edmond Dantes Jeune (4 episodes, 1998)

Naike Rivelli ... 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)

Micheline Presle ... 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-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)

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)

Maria Pia Calzone ... 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)

Marie-Françoise Audollent ... 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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Series Directed by
Josée Dayan (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Writing credits
Didier Decoin (4 episodes, 1998)
Alexandre Dumas (4 episodes, 1998)

Series Produced by
Jacques Bar .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Pierre Guérin .... producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Doris Kirch .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Franck Ollivier .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Original Music by
Bruno Coulais (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Cinematography by
Willy Stassen (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Film Editing by
Pauline Caralis (4 episodes, 1998)
Dominique Roy (4 episodes, 1998)
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting by
Tatiana Vialle (4 episodes, 1998)
Cornelia von Braun (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard Cunin (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Art Direction by
Marta Zani (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jean-Philippe Abril (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Christiane Berroyer .... chief hair stylist (3 episodes, 1998)
Régine Duyck-Lattuga .... chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Annie Hamon .... chief hair stylist (3 episodes, 1998)
Thierry Lécuyer .... chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
Christian Morales .... chief hair stylist (3 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Thiollier .... chief makeup artist (3 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Production Management
Daniel Deschamps .... production manager (4 episodes, 1998)
Francesca Noè .... production director: Italy (4 episodes, 1998)
Cristina Romagnoli .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1998)
Régis Vallon .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marielle Domenges .... intern assistant director (4 episodes, 1998)
Tiziana Gagnor .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1998)
Fabrice Grange .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1998)
Emmanuel Marat .... intern assistant director (4 episodes, 1998)
Emmanuel Murat .... trainee assistant director (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Art Department
Franck Bouillard .... intern set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Chatton .... first assistant decorator (4 episodes, 1998)
Henri Frèrebeau .... painter (4 episodes, 1998)
Anner Férignac .... intern set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Mireille Ganagé .... assistant decorator (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Graziani .... assistant set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Guedj .... assistant set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
André Jallot .... painter (4 episodes, 1998)
Franck Ollivier .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Rival .... sculptor (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphanie Schneider .... intern set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Yves Seigneuret .... property master (4 episodes, 1998)
Garba Toonkara .... intern set designer (4 episodes, 1998)
Régis Vallon .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphanie Deschamps .... intern set designer (3 episodes, 1998)
Carlo Rescigno .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Sound Department
Laurent Bluwal .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
Rémi Clément .... dialogue editor (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Crivellaro .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1998)
Jacques Descomps .... recorder (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Paul Loublier .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1998)
Laurent Lévy .... sound effects (4 episodes, 1998)
Muriel Mariey .... sound (4 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Mazière .... assistant sound effects (4 episodes, 1998)
Gina Pignier .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Special Effects by
Séverine De Wever .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Christophe Messaoudi .... special effects (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Stunts
Rémi Canaple .... stunts (4 episodes, 1998)
Alexandre Cauderlier .... stunts (4 episodes, 1998)
Patrick Cauderlier .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Barbara Dupont .... stunt rider (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Medalin .... stunts (4 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts (4 episodes, 1998)
Lionel Vitrant .... stunts (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Baudrillart .... electric intern (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Pierre Blanc .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1998)
Thierry Deschamp .... intern camera operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Dessalles .... assistant Steadicam operator / a camera/steadicam operator / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Dirksen .... electrician (4 episodes, 1998)
Didier Frémont .... assistant Steadicam operator / a camera/steadicam operator / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Maxime Héraud .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 1998)
Éric Le Roux .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Leterrier .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Dominique Maestracci .... still photographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Richard Melloul .... still photographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Morisset .... underwater cinematographer (4 episodes, 1998)
The Zoom N'guyen .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Françoise Noyon .... assistant Steadicam operator / assistant steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Dan Occo .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Vincent Piette .... chief electrician (4 episodes, 1998)
Marie-Laure Prost .... assistant Steadicam operator / assistant steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Revest .... underwarer cinematographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Yvan Robert .... electrician (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre-Michel Rousset .... Steadicam operator / steadicam operator (4 episodes, 1998)
Eric Sacher .... crane operator: Louma crane (4 episodes, 1998)
Roland Savoye .... underwater cinematographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Piotr Stadnicki .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1998)
Massimiliano Trevis .... b camera / steadicam operator / cinematographer: second unit / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
Thierry Tronchet .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1998)
Dirk Van Rampelbergh .... electrician (4 episodes, 1998)
Antoine Vidal .... crane operator / crane operator: Louma crane (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Casting Department
Irène Galitzine .... extras casting assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
Maud Richard .... casting intern (4 episodes, 1998)
Annette Trumel .... extras casting (4 episodes, 1998)
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany (4 episodes, 1998)
Michael Zemmour .... extras casting assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carole Chainbaux .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean Coinel .... costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant (4 episodes, 1998)
Claire Gascon .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Danièle Gomila .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Lucia Lettini .... costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
Bruce Lignerat .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Juliette Morel .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Gil Noir .... costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
Michèle Paldacci-Masi .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Chantal Poillot .... dresser (4 episodes, 1998)
Eric Richard .... costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
Géneviève Sireuil .... chief costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
Louis Tournié .... chief costumer (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Editorial Department
Amélie Paillard-Monod .... post-production (4 episodes, 1998)
Sabine Roch .... post-production (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier Veinat .... color timer (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Music Department
Bruno Coulais .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 1998)
Régis Dupré .... conductor (4 episodes, 1998)
Paul Lavergne .... executive music producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Pascal Lavergue .... executive music producer (4 episodes, 1998)
Didier Lizé .... music mixer (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphanie Reichard .... music recordist (4 episodes, 1998)
Stéphane Reichart .... score recordist (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Transportation Department
Patricia Chauvin .... driver (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Jacques Colin .... driver (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Guy Duval .... driver (4 episodes, 1998)
 
Series Other crew
Jean-Laurent Agrinier .... set accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Mireille Balducchi .... exteriors (4 episodes, 1998)
Patrick Barrey .... tapestries (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Bergusse .... répérages (4 episodes, 1998)
Marie-Elise Beyne .... intern secretary (4 episodes, 1998)
Tahar Boualam .... groupman (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Pierre Bourel .... assistant accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Boyard .... assistant: Gérard Depardieu (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Cadeac .... advisor: animals (4 episodes, 1998)
Emmanuelle Carayon-Lerbret .... press attache (4 episodes, 1998)
Gérard Chanu .... machinist (4 episodes, 1998)
Michel Chardon .... chief machinist (4 episodes, 1998)
Benoît Clémenceau .... exteriors (4 episodes, 1998)
Laurence Coutaud-Garnier .... production secretary (4 episodes, 1998)
Céline Cuvellier .... répérages (4 episodes, 1998)
Claude Davy .... press attache (4 episodes, 1998)
Corinne Devany .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Corinne Devaux .... choreographer (4 episodes, 1998)
Laurence Dupré .... press attache (4 episodes, 1998)
Gregory Eck .... assistant accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Sylvie Fennec .... assembler decorator (4 episodes, 1998)
Johann George .... assistant accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Pierre Gompertz .... assembler (4 episodes, 1998)
Cyril Granger .... intern machinist (4 episodes, 1998)
Jacqueline Granier-Deferre .... script (4 episodes, 1998)
François Hardy .... technical advisor: carriages (4 episodes, 1998)
Philippe Laurent .... machinist (4 episodes, 1998)
Robert Le Corre .... assembler (4 episodes, 1998)
Jean-Claude Lecoq .... maître d'armes / other crew (4 episodes, 1998)
Victoire Lefebvre .... assistant press attache (4 episodes, 1998)
Jacques Leguillon .... assembler decorator (4 episodes, 1998)
Mario Luraschi .... technical advisor: horses (4 episodes, 1998)
Véronique Marchat .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1998)
Sonia Moyersoen .... literary director (4 episodes, 1998)
Olivier N'guyen .... assistant accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Nathalie Otle .... assistant production administrator (4 episodes, 1998)
Sylvain Proust .... assistant literary director (4 episodes, 1998)
François Pujol .... répérages (4 episodes, 1998)
Arnaud Putman .... assistant accessories (4 episodes, 1998)
Emmanuel Roussille .... répérages (4 episodes, 1998)
Yvon Rouvé .... répérages (4 episodes, 1998)
Katia Salene .... script intern (4 episodes, 1998)
Marius Salvatori .... intern video (4 episodes, 1998)
Catherine Staub .... production administrator (4 episodes, 1998)
Daniel Theillac .... advisor: kytes (4 episodes, 1998)

Lucile Joly .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
 

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Also Known As:
"Le Comte de Monte Cristo" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:400 min | Germany:382 min (2 episodes) | 50 min (4 episodes) | Argentina:400 min
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Trivia:
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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42 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best adaptation of this story we're going to get., 17 March 2004
Author: (dj_bassett) from Philadelphia

Eight hours allows for a greater presentation of the many subplots and complexities of the storyline. Depardieu (once you get past his size) is excellent as the Count, a man who, as the reviewer from Amazon says, exchanges one prison for another, a prison of his own hatred. The cast is general is very good and convincing, with Ornella Muti certainly the definitive Mercedes. Set design and production values are excellent.

I have only two criticisms. The first and more minor one is that even this long adaptation doesn't have everything. They couldn't, of course, portray everything -- the book itself is well over 1,000 pages and in truth has padded sections -- but some worthwhile aspects of the story were cut, most notably early sequences with the Abbe Faria (who teaches Dante how to read and write) a very famous part that's usually included in dramatizations of the story. The ending, too, is happier than Dumas's. (I should add that some sequences were very sensibly cut).

A more serious criticism is that Dantes's character is too soft. Depardieu is a fine actor but his portrayal allows Dantes to come off far more sympathetic than I think Dumas intended. The coldness and bloodthirstiness of the Count is not emphasized as much as it might (one sequence at an execution has a very different spin from the way it's presented in the book, for example), nor is the extent of his hatred. This is a real flaw, partly because it makes light of the theme of the story, the effect of revenge on the revenger, and partly because the climax is not as effective if we're already on Dantes side. The flaw here is not with Depardieu, who does his job admirably, but rather with the screenwriter and director.

As such, I can't call this the definitive version -- a little more courage on the screenwriter and director's part would've done wonders. Still, it's probably the best we're going to get. It's hard to imagine anybody else lavishing this kind of care and attention on the story.

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