The Count of Monte Cristo (2002 film)
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 action/adventure film about the life of Edmond Dantès, a Frenchman falsely accused of collaborating with an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte and sent off to prison in the infamous Chateau d'If, where he concocts a plan to seek revenge on those responsible.
- Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man!
- Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
- You didn't think I would make it that easy did you?
- If you ever loved me, don't rob me of my hate. It's all I have.
- I'm a Count not a saint.
- How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.
- You've only got one shot, and it will take more than that to stop me
- Why? In God's name, why?
- Why not just kill them? I'll do it! I'll run up to Paris - bam, bam, bam, bam. I'm back before week's end. We spend the treasure. How is this a bad plan?
- Once again, Zatarra, God sees you out of the corner of His eye.
- I swore to protect you, even if it means i have to protect you from yourself.
- It's complicated
- Take your vengeance. But know that the blood you spill is noble. Blood that will never run through your veins. You are no more a count than I am a commoner!
- Because you are the son of a clerk! And I am not supposed to want to be you.
- With two of us digging, we can cover twice the ground. It'll only take us, oh... 8 years to reach the outer wall. [Edmond laughs] Ohh... and does something else demand your time? Some pressing appointment, perhaps?
- We are all kings or pawns.
- Edmond: There are two thousand, three hundred and twenty-two blocks in my walls. I have counted them many times.
- Abbe Faria: Ahh! [laughs] But have you named them yet?
- Edmond: Monsiour, I know you must hear this a great deal, but I assure you, I am innocent. Everyone must say that, I know but I truly am.
- Warden: Innocent?
- Edmond: Yes.
- Warden: I know, I really do know.
- Edmond: You mock me?
- Warden: No, my dear Dantes, I know perfectly well that you are innocent. Why else would you be here? If you were truly guilty there are a hundred prisons in France where they would lock you away. But, Chateau d'if is where they put the ones they're ashamed of.