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“The Count of Monte Cristo”: Where Is God in Suffering?

In The Count of Monte Cristo, the hero, Edmond (Jim Caviezel), is unjustly imprisoned in the sinister Chateau d'If (pronounced deef). As he enters his cell escorted by the malevolent warden Dorleac (Michael Wincott), he sees an inscription gouged into the otherwise barren wall: "God will give me justice."

"People are always trying to motivate themselves," Dorleac sneers. ...

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