Danton / Дантон (1983) DVD9In 1982, legendary Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda fled his homeland and relocated in France to direct this powerful story about the ethical boundaries of power and leadership, which had many parallels to Poland's volatile political situation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Danton (Gerard Depardieu) and Robespierre (Wojciech Pszoniak) were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:16:41 | 7.80 Gb + 4.04 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitle: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, History

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Actors: Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Anne Alvaro, Roland Blanche
Country: France, Poland


• Wajda’s Danton
This 42-minute, 1983 documentary by Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski chronicles the production. It is a great piece that focuses on Andrzej Wajda’s detailed, intense filmmaking technique via cast and crew interviews.

• The Polish "Revolution"
New interviews with Wajda and longtime Polish film critic Jerzy Plazewski. This pair talks about the making of Danton and how the French reacted to the film.

• Jean-Claude Carriere
Interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriиre, during which he talks about the potentially sensate material he was writing.

• Trailer

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