In the turmoilous 18th century, young poor Hungarian aristocrat Jonas helps Szaffi, a young pretty gypsy Romani girl and the illegitimate daughter of a Turkish pasha, get the treasure that's owed to her by the right of inheritance.
In 19th century Europe, Mathias Sandorf, a former rebel turned rich doctor with a new name, decides to track down and kill the informants who sold his comrades out to the government decade ago. His daughter falls for one of them.
Around the year 1500, the Italian priest Don Filippo Neri helps street kids and orphans in his poor little chapel. He is no clergyman by the book, but a true believer in terms good and bad ... See full summary »
This mini series was one of the typical films of 4-6 parts sent by the German television during the weeks before Christmas, a nice tradition throughout the years ca. 1965-85. Most of these productions were co-productions with the French television.
I saw it as a teenager and was really fascinated by the good Jules-Verne-Story (also the book should be better known, it is a bit Verne's version of the "Count of Monte Christo" by Dumas), by the wonderful settings in the Mediterranean See (above all the city of Dubrovnik, former "Ragusa") and the really good actors! A real adventure!
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