The Count of Monte Cristo Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Count of Monte Cristo the Movie

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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, over-the-top and lots of fun. Depardieu's daughter Julie and son Guillaume both have roles. French with subtitles.

Distribution

Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 480 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Books to Film: Alexandre Dumas, Revenge, Swashbucklers, Men in Prison, Period Piece: 19th Century, Not-So-True Identity
Screenplay
Didier Decoin
Cast
Gerard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Sergio Rubini, Guillaume Depardieu, Pierre Arditti, Jean Rochefort, Florence Darel, Julie Depardieu, Naike Rivelli, Jean-Claude Brialy, Ines Sastre, Helene Vincent, Christopher Thompson, Stanislas Merhar, Constanze Engelbrecht, Georges Moustaki
Cinematography
Willy Stassen
Director
Josee Dayan
Music
Bruno Coulais

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