as Camille Desmoulins
as Lucile Desmoulins
as Eleonore Duplay
as Fouquier Tinville
as Fabre d'Eglantine
as Louison Danton
as Barere De Vieuzad
as Frere d'Eleonore
as Herault de Seychelles
as Chef des gardes
as Servante des Duplay
Critic Reviews for Danton
...uncompromising and impassioned. [Depardieu's] throat-scraping, rage-against-the-machine speech in court -- "the Revolution is devouring its children!" -- makes Jimmy Stewart's in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington look like a monk's benediction.
Wajda's intelligent and complex drama could be appreciated as a period piece about the french Revolution as well as a parable of modern politics in Poland and elsewhere.
The film lacks the vitality and excitement of Wajdas earlier work.
In its own way, Danton makes a hell of an argument for dictatorships and fascism. At least they're up front about it.
Audience Reviews for Danton
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.
An enlightening, unflattering exercise in French history highlighted by betrayal, corruption and Depardieu.
Gérard Depardieu's finest performance, Igor Luther's cinematography giving the settings an authentic feel, as do Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle's costume designs.