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The cast includes, among others, Ornella Muti as Mercedes Igualada, Sergio Rubini as Bertuccio, Pierre Arditi as Gérard de Villefort, Creator/JeanRochefort as Fernand de Morcerf, Michel Aumont as Baron Danglars and Florence Darel as Camille de La Richardais.

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The cast includes, among others, Ornella Muti as Mercedes Igualada, Sergio Rubini as Bertuccio, Pierre Arditi as Gérard de Villefort, Creator/JeanRochefort as Fernand de Morcerf, Michel Aumont as Baron Danglars and Danglars, Florence Darel as Camille de La Richardais.Richardais and Creator/JulieDepardieu as Valentine de Villefort.


* DemotedToExtra: Italian crime boss Luigi Vampa has a much less prominent role here than he has in the novel.

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Italian crime boss Luigi Vampa has a much less prominent role here than he has in the novel.novel.
** Haydee's role has been considerably reduced.

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* TooHungryToBePolite: Upon returning to Europe with Bertuccio, Edmond/Monte Cristo serves himself wine and eats like a commoner. Bertuccio is quick to teach him some table etiquette, to improve his nobility act.

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* RemakeCameo: Captain Coclès is played by Roger Dumas (no relation to Alexandre), who played Danglars in the 1979 French TV adaptation of the novel.


* SinisterShiv: The abbot Faria turned a crucifix of his into a knife and gave it to Edmond before dying. Edmond ends up using it to break free of the bag when he's thrown at sea impersonating a dead Faria.

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* SinisterShiv: The abbot Faria turned a crucifix of his into a knife and gave it to Edmond before dying. Edmond ends up using it to break free of the jute body bag when he's thrown at sea impersonating a dead Faria.


* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: [[spoiler:Edmond reunites with Mercedes and they live happily from then on, instead of Mercedes going to a convent and Edmond leaving France with Haydee.]]

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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: [[spoiler:Edmond reunites with Mercedes and they live happily from then on, instead of Mercedes going to a convent and Edmond leaving France with Haydee. Haydee's role in the miniseries is smaller than in the novel, since she ends up with Franz d'Espinay and CanonForeigner Camille de la Richardais takes up part of Haydee's role.]]



** Camille de La Richardais doesn't exist in the novel, she was invented by screenwriter Didier Decoin.

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** Camille de La Richardais doesn't exist in the novel, she was invented by screenwriter Didier Decoin. [[spoiler:Although this might be a case of avoiding ValuesDissonance and WifeHusbandry present in the original novel, where rumors fly that Haydee is the Count's mistress instead of Camille and she ends up with him in the end.]]

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The cast includes, among others, Ornella Muti as Mercedes Igualada, Sergio Rubini as Bertuccio, Pierre Arditi as Gérard de Villefort, Creator/JeanRochefort as Fernand de Morcerf, Michel Aumont as Baron Danglars and Florence Darel as Camille de La Richardais.


''The Count of Monte Cristo'' (''Le Comte de Monte Cristo'') is a 4-parts French mini-series adapting the Creator/AlexandreDumas [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo novel of the same name]], directed by Josée Dayan with a screenplay by Didier Decoin and produced by (and first broadcast on) the [=TF1=] channel in 1998.

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''The Count of Monte Cristo'' (''Le Comte de Monte Cristo'') is a 4-parts French mini-series MiniSeries adapting the Creator/AlexandreDumas [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo novel of the same name]], directed by Josée Dayan with a screenplay by Didier Decoin and produced by (and first broadcast on) the [=TF1=] channel in 1998.

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* SinisterShiv: The abbot Faria turned a crucifix of his into a knife and gave it to Edmond before dying. Edmond ends up using it to break free of the bag when he's thrown at sea impersonating a dead Faria.


While imprisoned, Edmond meets the abbot Faria, a fellow inmate who tells him of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a small rocky island, the Isle of Monte Cristo, and only he knows the location. After many years in prison, the old Faria dies, Edmond escapes by taking Faria's dead body's place in a bag and finds the treasure. He then starts using his newfound wealth to patiently and methodically plot revenge on those who have sent him to die in prison and takes an alias, the Count of Monte Cristo.

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While imprisoned, Edmond meets the abbot Faria, a fellow inmate who tells him of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a small rocky island, the Isle of Monte Cristo, and only he knows the location. After many years in prison, the old Faria dies, Edmond escapes by taking Faria's dead body's place in a bag and finds the treasure. He

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then starts using his newfound wealth to patiently and methodically plot revenge on those who have sent him to die in prison and takes an alias, the Count of Monte Cristo.


While imprisoned, Edmond meets the abbot Faria, a fellow inmate who tells him of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, the Isle of Monte Cristo, and only he knows the location. After many years in prison, the old Faria dies, Edmond escapes by taking Faria's dead body's place in a bag and finds the treasure. He then starts using his newfound wealth to patiently and methodically plot revenge on those who have sent him to die in prison and takes an alias, the Count of Monte Cristo.

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While imprisoned, Edmond meets the abbot Faria, a fellow inmate who tells him of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny small rocky island, the Isle of Monte Cristo, and only he knows the location. After many years in prison, the old Faria dies, Edmond escapes by taking Faria's dead body's place in a bag and finds the treasure. He then starts using his newfound wealth to patiently and methodically plot revenge on those who have sent him to die in prison and takes an alias, the Count of Monte Cristo.


It stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Edmond Dantès, a young sailor who was falsely accused of Bonapartism[[note]]The story takes place during the Bourbon Restauration, 1815-1830, which reestablished monarchy in France, albeit in a constitutional way. Supporters of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's cause were ''not'' welcome.[[/note]] and sentenced to spend the rest of his life imprisoned in the dreaded Château d'If, an island fortress from which no prisoner has ever escaped.

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It stars Creator/GerardDepardieu as Edmond Dantès, a young sailor who was falsely accused of Bonapartism[[note]]The story takes place during the Bourbon Restauration, 1815-1830, which reestablished monarchy in France, albeit in a constitutional way. Supporters of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's cause were ''not'' welcome.[[/note]] and sentenced to spend the rest of his life imprisoned in the dreaded Château d'If, an island fortress off the coast of Marseille and from which no prisoner has ever escaped.


* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Bertuccio is not HotBlooded here.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Bertuccio is not HotBlooded here.here, not having a score to settle with Villefort.


* PaperThinDisguise: Edmond/Monte Cristo's disguises often involve no more than a larger nose than Gérard Depardieu's normal one. Tt should be noted that most of the people he disguises himself to fool were old friends/enemies of Edmond Dantès who would not have seen him for over twenty years and would have every reason to believe he was dead.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Edmond/Monte Cristo's disguises often involve no more than a larger nose than Gérard Depardieu's normal one. Tt should be noted that {{Justified|trope}}, since most of the people he disguises himself to fool were old friends/enemies of Edmond Dantès who would not have seen him for over twenty years and would have every reason to believe he was dead.


* DemotedToExtra: Luigi Vampa has a much less prominent role here than he has in the novel.

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* DemotedToExtra: Italian crime boss Luigi Vampa has a much less prominent role here than he has in the novel.

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