Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes' girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d'If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge. Written by
In the book, the Spada treasure dates from the 15th century, and had been hidden from Pope Alexander VI. See more »
A storage area of stacked bales of hay can be seen in the background during the final fight. Hay wire was not invented until 1905. Prior to that, hay was piled into stacks and stored in barns. See more »
2,500 cubic centimeters of rock and dust a day for 365 days.
Equals three-and-a-half meters a year, 12 feet, a foot a month.
Three inches a week.
Ancora tre metri e un mezzo.
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What kind of joke is this? They completely butchered the book, Dumas must be spinning in his grave.
There's nothing left from the story; they retained very few elements from the beginning but nothing at all remained from the rest of the book. The common trend: adding more action at the expense of everything else. This film dumbed the book down; full of cheap effects, situations absolutely impossible for the French society of that time, and just piling up cheap effects for a "drama".
The book is much deeper and more moving that this assortment of effects and horrors. I didn't expect a word-perfect version but I couldn't even imagine this absurdity.
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