The Count of Monte Cristo 1999

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The Count of Monte Cristo ★★½ Le Comte de Monte Cristo 1999

It seems only fitting that French TV produced this zestful miniseries version of the 1844 novel by Dumas pere. Depardieu obviously is enjoying himself in the lead role of Edmond Dantes, who is unjustly imprisoned for 20 years. After his escape, he discovers a fortune and uses it to get revenge as he adopts a fictional identity as the Count of Monte Cristo. Overwrought, overthetop and lots of fun. Depardieu's daughter Julie and son Guillaume both have roles. French with subtitles. 480m/C VHS, DVD . FR Gerard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Sergio Rubini, Guillaume Depardieu, Pierre Arditti, Jean Rochefort, Florence Darel, Julie Depardieu, Naike Rivelli, JeanClaude Brialy, Ines Sastre, Helene Vincent, Christopher Thompson, Stanislas Merhar, Constanze Engelbrecht, Georges Moustaki; D: Josee Dayan; W: Didier Decoin; C: Willy Stassen; M: Bruno Coulais. TV

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