Count of Monte Cristo, The

The Count of Monte Cristo
( Monte Cristo grófja )
2002 / 131 min  

Jim Caviezel as Edmond Dantes
Guy Pearce as Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris as Abbé Faria
James Frain as J.F. Villefort
Dagmara Dominczyk as Mercedès Iguanada

‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ is a remake of the Alexander Dumas tale by the same name. Dantes, a sailor who is falsely accused of treason by his best friend Fernand, who wants Dantes’ girlfriend Mercedes for himself. Dantes is imprisoned on the island prison of Chateau d’If for 13 years, where he plots revenge against those who betrayed him. With the help of another prisoner, he escapes the island and proceeds to transform himself into the wealthy Count of Monte Cristo as part of his plan to exact revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Writers: Alexandre Dumas, Jay Wolpert

IMDB (7.6)