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Danton

  • Directed By: Andrzej Wajda

Synopsis: 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.

Cast
Gérard Depardieu

Georges Danton

Wojciech Pszoniak

Maximilien Robespierre

Patrice Chéreau

Camille Desmoulins

Angela Winkler

Lucile Desmoulins

Roland Blanche

Lacroix

Alain Macé

Héron

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Writers: Boleslaw Michalek, Jacek Gasiorowski, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Wajda
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Release Date: Jan 11th, 1983
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