Danton [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [French] 
- SKU: 17615485
- Release Date: 03/31/2009
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- Disc One:
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- New and Improved English Subtitle translation
- Disc Two:
- 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
- Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Leonard Quart
In 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 (Gérard 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. Wajda remained in France until 1989, when the collapse of Communist rule made it possible for him to return to his homeland. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Gérard Depardieu - Danton
- Wojciech Pszoniak - Robespierre
- Patrice Chéreau - Camille Desmoulins
- Angela Winkler - Lucile Desmoulins
- Roland Blanche - Lacroix