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Danton

Andrzej Wajda

 
Danton (Criterion DVD)

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2 Discs

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  • France
  • 1983
  • 136 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #464

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.

Cast

Georges DantonGérard Depardieu
Maximilien RobespierreWojciech Pszoniak
Éléonore DuplayAnne Alvaro
LacroixRoland Blanche
Camille DesmoulinsPatrice Chereau
Léonard BourdonAndrzej Seweryn
Lucille DesmoulinsAngela Winkler
HéronAlain Macé
Saint-JustBoguslaw Linda
Fabre d’EglantineLucien Melki

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET:

  • 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

    New cover by Riccardo Vecchio

Film Essays

Danton: The Worst of Times

By Leonard QuartMarch 30, 2009

Among the great Polish filmmakers—Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Danton: The Worst of Times

By Leonard QuartMarch 30, 2009

Among the great Polish filmmakers—Krzysztof Kieslowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, . . . Read more »