Danton*

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Danton*

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 136 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Andrzej Wajda; with Gerard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak) Georges Danton returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. Maximilien Robespierre and his allies have set up a monstrous dictatorship, beginning the infamous "Reign of Terror." Danton pleads with the people for an end to the bloodshed. What begins as a public cause, soon turns into a personal conflict between Danton and Robespierre. (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (History: European, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)