Danton

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Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The Terror. Confident in the peoples' support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dipatches them to the guillotine.

Cast

Wojciech Pszoniak
as Robespierre
Patrice Chéreau
as Camille Desmoulins
Angela Winkler
as Lucile Desmoulins
Boguslaw Linda
as Saint-Just
Anne Alvaro
as Eleonore Duplay
Roger Planchon
as Fouquier Tinville
Serge Merlin
as Philippeaux
Lucien Melki
as Fabre d'Eglantine
Emmanuelle Debever
as Louison Danton
Jerzy Trela
as Billaud-Varenne
Tadeusz Huk
as Couthon
Jacques Villeret
as Westermann
Marek Kondrat
as Barere De Vieuzad
Angel Sedgwick
as Frere d'Eleonore
Jean-Loup Wolff
as Herault de Seychelles
Vladimir Yordanoff
as Chef des gardes
Malgorzata Zajaczkowska
as Servante des Duplay
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Critic Reviews for Danton

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Audience Reviews for Danton

  • May 05, 2017
    This interesting historical drama looks absolutely stunning (almost like a Delacroix painting) but is also overlong and feels too didactic (almost like a filmed History book, to be honest) despite two very intense performances by Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2009
    Gérard Depardieu's finest performance, Igor Luther's cinematography giving the settings an authentic feel, as do Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle's costume designs.
    hawk l Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2009
    An enlightening, unflattering exercise in French history highlighted by betrayal, corruption and Depardieu.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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