Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.
There have been many film adaptations of Alexander Dumas' bestselling novel. See bottom for links to 1998 adaptation with Gerard Depardieu.
with some of the changes that I felt were made to attract modern audiences.
It held my attention but in the end, I was left feeling unsettled.
Abbé Faria (Richard Harris)
The Villeforts: James Frain, Helen McCrory
as the same actor that plays Charles Brandon on The Tudors
for 1998 film with Gerard Depardieu