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Danton [videorecording]

Janus Films ; une coproduction Franco Polonaise, Gaumont-TF1 Films production, S.F.P.C.-T.M ; avec la participation du Ministere de la Culture, Paris, et Films Polski presentent ; un film d'Andrzej Wajda ; scénario, Jean-Claude Carriere ; avec la collaboration de Andrzej Wajda Agnieszka Holland, Bolesław Michałek, Jacek Gasiorowski ; une product...
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Georges Danton, the popular revolutionary leader, returns to Paris at a time when the new Republic is in disarray. 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 which violates the spirit of their revolution.
Director
Andrzej Wajda
Performers
Gèrard Depardieu (Danton), Wojciech Pszoniak (Robespierre), Anne Alvaro (Eleonore), Roland Blanche (Lacroix), Patrice Chéreau (Desmoulins), Emmanuelle Debever (Louison), Krzysztof Globisz (Amar), Ronald Guttman (Herman), Gerard Hardy (Tallien), Tadeusz Huk (Couthon), Stephane Jobert (Panis), Marian Kociniak (Lindet), Marek Kondrat (Barere De Vieuzac), Bogusław Linda (Saint Just), Alain Macé (Heron), Bernard Maitre (Legendre), Lucien Melki (Fabre D'Eglantine), Serge Merlin (Philippeaux), Erwin Nowiaszak (Collot D'Herbois), Leonard Pietraszak (Carnot), Roger Planchon (Fouquier-Tinville), Andrzej Seweryn (Bourdon), Franciszek Starowieyski (David), Jerzy Trela (Billaud-Varenne), Jacques Villeret (Westermann), Angela Winkler (Lucile Desmoulins), Jean-Loup Wolff (Herault de Seyshelles), Czesław Wołłejko (Vadier).
Release Date
1982
Run Time
136 min.
Language
In French with optional subtitles in English
Notes
  • D'après l'ouvrage de [After the work of] Stanisława Przybyszewska "L'affaire Danton"
  • Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1982.
Variant Title
Title on container: Danton a film by Andrzej Wajda
Awards Note
Winner, Prix Louis Delluc: Andrzej Wajda, 1982; Meilleur réalisateur (Best Director): Andrzej Wajda--César Awards, 1983; Best Foreign Language Film: Margaret Ménégoz, Barbara Pec-Slesicka, Andrzej Wajda--BAFTA Film Awards, 1984.
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 464
Criterion collection 464
Contents
  • Disc 1, the film Opening credits
  • Paris, spring 1794. Year two of the Republic.
  • Le vieux cordelier
  • "Danton is back"
  • Committee of Public Safety
  • Danton advises restraint
  • Jubilation at the Convention
  • Dinner
  • After-dinner conversation
  • Robespierre and Desmoulins
  • Order goes out
  • Arrest
  • Outrage at the Convention
  • "Camille is not at home"
  • Tribunal
  • Robespierre models for David
  • Danton's monologue
  • Confession to a plot
  • "You feel nothing when the blade drops"
  • Rights of Man
  • End credits
  • Color bars (1982) (136 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.).
  • Disc 2, the supplements Wajda's "Danton" / director, writer, producer, Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski ; [featurette] (1983) (42 min.)
  • Polish "Revolution" [featurette] (17 min.)
  • Jean-Claude Carrière [featurette] (1983) (15 min.); booklet includes essay "The Worst of Times" by Leonard Quart.
ISBN
1604651261, 9781604651263
Credits
Image [photography], Igor Luther ; montage [editor], Halina Prugar-Ketling ; musique, Jean Prodromides ; décors, Allan Starski ; création des costumes, Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle ; consultants historiques, Jan Baszkiewicz, Stefan Meller.
Published
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2009.
Publisher no.
CC1799D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
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