Here is the trailer for the 2002 film of The Count of Monte Cristo. I haven’t seen this film but here is a link to a very positive review about it, and a link to more details about the movie. If you’re able to rent it or find it at your local library, I recommend watching it after reading the focus text.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 – 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, is a widely-read French writer whose works have been translated into nearly 100 languages. He wrote many historic adventure novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. His novels have been adapted for nearly 200 films.