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Le Comte du Monte Cristo
Depardieu, Gérard, 1948-
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[New York?] : The Bravo Company : Fox Lorber Films : Distributed by Winstar TV and Video, [1999]

Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 400 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Tells the dramatic story of Edmond Dantes, a young French sailor who is falsely denounced as a political 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 bequeathed to him by a dying fellow inmate. Using these riches, he assumes a new identity and devises a plan of vengeance upon all those who betrayed him.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 1998 French television production.

Based upon the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library DVD 403 Adult DVD Media Room-Foreign Language Video
Lancaster Library DVD 403 Adult DVD Audio Visual
Anna M. Reinstein Library DVD 403 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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The award-winning Bravo original co-production that holds the distinction of being the most-watched program in the history of French television. DVD features interactive menus, screen access, filmographies, awards, episode summaries & a photo gallery.


Gerard Depardieu stars in this made-for-TV adaptation of the classic adventure story by Alexandre Dumas. Edmond (Depardieu) has been held in a French prison for nearly 20 years for daring to love Mercedes (Naike Rivelli), a woman who has also been wooed by a man in power, Mondego (Jean Rochefort). When Abbe (Georges Moustaki), a close friend and fellow prison inmate, is about to die, he tells Edmond of a fortune that he has hidden on the outside. Edmond escapes, finds the money, and assumes the identity of the Count of Monte Cristo. "The Count" uses his new wealth as part of a plan to bring down the men who helped keep him behind bars for so long -- Mondego, his henchman Danglars (Michel Aumont), and Count Morcef (Stanislas Merhar). Produced for French television by a consortium of French, German, and Italian production houses, this version of The Count of Monte Cristo received its American premier on the Bravo cable network. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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