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Danton(Movie, 1983)

2h 16min | Genres: Drama, History
DantonRating: 3.5/5 (with 5656 votes)
Danton (French pronunciation: ​[dɑ̃tɔ̃]) is a 1983 French language film depicting the last weeks of Georges Danton, one of the leaders of the French Revolution. It is an adaptation of the 1929 play The Danton Case by Stanisława Przybyszewska. The film stars Gérard Depardieu in the title role, with Wojciech Pszoniak as Maximilien Robespierre, and Patrice Chéreau as Camille Desmoulins. It was directed by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda and was an international co-production between companies in France, Poland and West Germany. All supporters of Danton (with the exception of Bourdon, who would later betray him) are played by French actors, while Robespierre's allies are played by Poles. Not always rigidly historical, the film was accused of drawing parallels between the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution and the situation in contemporary Poland, in which the Solidarity movement was struggling against the oppres... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Danton

Louis Delluc Prize César Award for Best Director National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language César Award for Best Actor César Award for Best Sound César Award for Best Adaptation César Award for Best Film César Award for Best Director National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

About Danton

Danton and Robespierre 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.


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Additional Information

Production countries: Germany, France, Poland
Plays in: Paris
Based on the work of: Stanisława Przybyszewska ("The Danton Case")
Original language: French (FR)
Spoken languages: French (FR)
Translated into 18 languages: Arabic (AR), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Persian (FA), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Turkish (TR), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/12/1983 (World premiere: 01/12/1982)
Appearing Characters: Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Maximilien Robespierre, Éléonore Duplay, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Pierre-André Amar, François Joseph Westermann, Lucile Duplessis, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Jean-Baptiste Robert Lindet, Pierre Philippeaux, François Héron, Martial Joseph Amant Herman, Fabre d'Églantine, Jean-François Delacroix, Étienne-Jean Panis, Marie-Jean Hérault de Séchelles, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Marc-Guillaume Alexis Vadier, Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Jean-Lambert Tallien, Georges Couthon, Bertrand Barère, Louis Legendre, Lazare Carnot, François Louis Bourdon, Philippe-François-Joseph Le Bas
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Screenwriter: Jean-Claude Carrière, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Bolesław Michałek, Stanisława Przybyszewska
Director of Photography: Igor Luther
Production Designer: Allan Starski

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Other movies with this title: Danton (DE, 1921), Danton (DE, 1931), Danton (FR, 1932)

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