"The Count of Monte Cristo"
Directed by Josee Dayan
Gerard Depardieu stars
in this fine adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel about Edmond
Dantes, a young French sailor who is falsely denounced as a politial
traitor and unjustly imprisoned for eighteen years without trial. After a
daring escape, Dantes flees to the island of Monte Cristo where he finds a
colossal treasure of gold and jewels bequeathed to him by a dying inmate.
Using these riches, he assumes a new identity and devises a plan to take
vengeance on all those who betrayed him. Filmed on location throughout
Europe, this eight hour mini-series ranks as one of the most watched
programs in the history of French television. The supporting cast includes Ornella Muti and Jean Rochefort.
French with English subtitles. 480 minutes.