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The Count of Monte Cristo 

Il conte di Montecristo (original title)
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Andrea Giordana ...  Edmond Dantès 8 episodes, 1966
Achille Millo Achille Millo ...  Danglars 5 episodes, 1966
Enzo Tarascio Enzo Tarascio ...  Villefort 5 episodes, 1966
Fosco Giachetti ...  Bertuccio 5 episodes, 1966
Alberto Terrani Alberto Terrani ...  Fernando 5 episodes, 1966
Giorgio Favretto Giorgio Favretto ...  Maximilien Morrel 5 episodes, 1966
Giuliana Lojodice Giuliana Lojodice ...  Mercedes 5 episodes, 1966
Anna Miserocchi Anna Miserocchi ...  Baronessa Danglars 4 episodes, 1966
Ruggero Miti Ruggero Miti ...  Albert 4 episodes, 1966
Fulvia Mammi Fulvia Mammi ...  Signora Villefort 4 episodes, 1966
Lino Capolicchio ...  Andrea Cavalcanti 4 episodes, 1966
Mila Stanic Mila Stanic ...  Haydée 4 episodes, 1966
Quinto Parmeggiani Quinto Parmeggiani ...  Caderousse 4 episodes, 1966
Maddalena Gillia Maddalena Gillia ...  Valentine de Villefort 3 episodes, 1966
Loris Loddi ...  Edouard de Villefort 3 episodes, 1966
Luigi Pavese Luigi Pavese ...  Morrel 3 episodes, 1966
Silvia Silveri Silvia Silveri ...  Eugenie Danglars 3 episodes, 1966
Nino Fuscagni Nino Fuscagni ...  Beauchamps 3 episodes, 1966
Carlo Ninchi ...  Noirtier de Villefort 3 episodes, 1966
Lorenzo Terzon Lorenzo Terzon ...  Château-Renaud 3 episodes, 1966
Ugo Pagliai ...  Franz 3 episodes, 1966
Giuseppe Pagliarini Giuseppe Pagliarini ...  Padre Dantès 2 episodes, 1966
Michele Riccardini Michele Riccardini ...  Penelon 2 episodes, 1966
Bruno Smith Bruno Smith ...  Barrois 2 episodes, 1966
Raffaele Giangrande Raffaele Giangrande ...  Dottore Avrigny 2 episodes, 1966
Nino Scardina Nino Scardina ...  Marchesino 2 episodes, 1966
Pino Ferrara Pino Ferrara ...  Debray 2 episodes, 1966
Edoardo Florio Edoardo Florio ...  Viscontino 2 episodes, 1966
Elena Da Venezia Elena Da Venezia ...  Signora Saint-Méran 2 episodes, 1966
Simone Mattioli Simone Mattioli ...  Battistino 2 episodes, 1966
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Italian

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6 November 1966 (Italy) See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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An old TV movie worth to be view
29 November 2015 | by mario-alvisiSee all my reviews

Watching "Il Conte di Montecristo" have been impressed by the very faithful adaptation of the work of Dumas, valuable feuilleton published in serial form in the Journal des Debats between 1844 and 1846, with a screenplay by Edmo Fenoglio, also Director, and Fabio Storelli, able to prune when needed to bring out the best and with a rare effectiveness the main themes of the novel, by viewing them with suggestive gradually, envy and human pettiness towards his fellow men, the desire for revenge that turns gradually into a sort of omnipotence superman. Edmond Dantès thinks to replace God in equally distribute justice, forgiveness and mercy, then come to terms with himself, with his own past and haunted memories of a love interrupted but not dormant, giving that happiness which failed and perhaps never will never enjoy, opening the doors to hope anyway.

I was also fascinated by the accurate staging, a theatrical film in one breath but certainly impact strongly dilution of various events, albeit with a slowness in the proposition that dumbfounding compared to today's rhythms, not just television, but fascinating for how the actors manage to hold the first and earliest plans, a characteristic of Fenoglio, with an emphatic ever acting or over the top careful, measured, from Andrea Giordana, almost debutant, at ease as much as Dantès than in those of the count of Monte Cristo, as well as in various disguises, emphasizing pains and torments of mind, divine fury and earthly troubles.

But the whole cast, mostly from theatrical experience, is capable of great interpretations and characterizations, from Mercedes to Giuliana Lojodice, Fernando Alberto Terrani Mondego, through Achille Millo (Danglars), Quinto Parmeggiani (Caderousse) and Enzo Tarascio (Villefort), not to mention Sergio Tofano, unforgettable Abbe Faria, Luigi Pavese (Morrel) or the brief appearance by Mario Scaccia in the role of Louis XVIII.

I'd like to mention the costumes by Danilo Donati, music by Gino Marinuzzi jr., Lasoi scenes and photography by Mario Bernardo all contribute in short to make this drama, even in consideration of the time of accomplishment, something unique and certainly memorable as a whole, I recommend the vision of this old TV movie, especially to the younger ones that may notice the palpable difference, for the better, with what currently passes the monastery without the necessary exceptions, of course.


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