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L'Autre Dumas ( The Other Dumas)
Directed by Safy Nebbou
Written by Gilles Taurand, Safy Nebbou, from the play by Cyril Gely and Eric Rouquette
Starring Gérard Depardieu
Benoît Poelvoorde
Dominique Blanc
Catherine Mouchet
Release date(s) France 10 February 2010
Country France
Language French

L'Autre Dumas (The Other Dumas) is a French film, directed by Safy Nebbou, released in 2010.


February 1848. Alexandre Dumas (Gérard Depardieu) is at the height of his fame. He has withdrawn for a few days into the immense Château de Monte-Cristo near Le Port-Marly, that he is building. There he works with his collaborator, Auguste Maquet, (Benoît Poelvoorde). If the books bear Dumas' name, the tiring work undertaken by Maquet is colossal. Nevertheless, for ten years, Maquet has remained in the great man's shadow and never challenged his supremacy. When a quarrel breaks out between the two men a crucial question presents itself: what is the exact part each man has in the work's success. Who is the father of d'Artagnan, and of Monte Cristo? In short, who is really the author? Their relationship, so peaceful until this point is placed in doubt and topples over into confrontation. And not far away, in Paris, a revolution is building which will seal the fate of another relationship - that of Louis-Philippe , with the people of France.



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