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Danton

(DVD - 2009 - French)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Danton


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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.
Title: Danton
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, Criterion Collection,, [2009]
Notes: Based on the play: L'affaire Danton / by Stanisława Przybyszewska
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
Special features: New high-definition digital transfer; interviews with director Andrzej Wajda, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, and Polish film critic Jerzy Plazewski; Wajda's "Danton", a 42-minute behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the film; original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtltle translation; new essay by film scholar Leonard Quart
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.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
César: Best Director, 1983", "
BAFTA Film Award: Best Foreign Language Film, 1984", "
Prix Louis Delluc, 1982"]
Local Note: (7/09) mp
ISBN: 9781604651263
Branch Call Number: DVD F DAN French
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