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Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda s powerful, intimate depiction of the ideological clash between the earthy, man-of-the-people Georges Danton and icy Jacobin extemist Maximilien Robespierre, both key figures of the French Revolution. By drawing parallels to Polish solidarity, a movement that was being quashed by the government as the film went into production, Wajda drags history into the present. Meticulous and fiery, Danton has been hailed as one of the greatest films ever made about the Terror.
SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET FEATURES:
New high-definition digital transfer
Video interviews with director Andrzej Wajda, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, and Polish film critic Jerzy Plazewski
Wajda s Danton, a 42-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the film
Original theatrical trailer
New and improved English subtitle translation
PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Leonard Quart
Absolutely superb...a great historical picture. --Roger Ebert
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This performance is one of Depardieu's finest. Interestingly, however, it is the character of Robespierre who receives the most favorable treatment. How do we normally see him? As a monster and a villan, but here he is humanized. Robespierre the man is rightly depicted as being out-of-touch with the masses and remaining unshakeably fixated upon utopian ideals that no man is capable of meeting. Had he comprehended this, France would have been spared much blood and misery. Had Danton been less absorbed and more decisive, perhaps there would have been some mitagation of the great terror. To me, this film would warrant ten stars on a ten point scale.
duel between Danton and Robespierre. A duel between human being and the reign of terror. Masterfully directed
and Depardieu (Danton) in peak form. A must see.
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actores and actress very selected and the movie has excence