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Danton

Author: Andrzej WajdaJean-Claude CarrièreAgnieszka HollandBolesław MichałekJacek GasiorowskiAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2009. ©2009
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 464.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Historical films
Biographical films
Fiction films
Drama
Film adaptations
History
Named Person: Georges Jacques Danton; Maximilien Robespierre; Stanisława Przybyszewska; Georges Jacques Danton; Stanisława Przybyszewska; Maximilien Robespierre
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrzej Wajda; Jean-Claude Carrière; Agnieszka Holland; Bolesław Michałek; Jacek Gasiorowski; Margaret Menegoz; Barbara Pec-S̀lesicka; Gérard Depardieu; Wojciech Pszoniak; Anne Alvaro; Patrice Chéreau; Krzysztof Globisz; Marek Kondrat; Bogusław Linda; Serge Merlin; Roger Planchon; Andrzej Seweryn; Angela Winkler; Stanisława Przybyszewska; Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski; Jean Prodromidès; Janus Films,; Gaumont (Firm),; TF1 Films Production,; Société française de production cinématographique.; France. Ministère de la culture,; Film Polski.; Films du losange (Firm); Zespół Filmowy X.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 1604651261 9781604651263
OCLC Number: 294967115
Language Note: In French with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: D'après l'ouvrage de [After the work of] Stanisława Przybyszewska "L'affaire Danton"
Originally produced as a French motion picture in 1983.
Credits: Image [photography], Igor Luther ; montage [editor], Halina Prugar-Ketling ; musique, Jean Prodromides ; décors, Allan Starski ; création des costumes, Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle ; consultants historiques, Jan Baszkiewicz, Stefan Meller.
Cast: Gèrard Depardieu (Danton), Wojciech Pszoniak (Robespierre), Anne Alvaro (Eleonore), Roland Blanche (Lacroix), Patrice Chéreau (Desmoulins), Emmanuelle Debever (Louison), Krzysztof Globisz (Amar), Ronald Guttman (Herman), Gerard Hardy (Tallien), Tadeusz Huk (Couthon), Stephane Jobert (Panis), Marian Kociniak (Lindet), Marek Kondrat (Barere De Vieuzac), Bogusław Linda (Saint Just), Alain Macé (Heron), Bernard Maitre (Legendre), Lucien Melki (Fabre D'Eglantine), Serge Merlin (Philippeaux), Erwin Nowiaszak (Collot D'Herbois), Leonard Pietraszak (Carnot), Roger Planchon (Fouquier-Tinville), Andrzej Seweryn (Bourdon), Franciszek Starowieyski (David), Jerzy Trela (Billaud-Varenne), Jacques Villeret (Westermann), Angela Winkler (Lucile Desmoulins), Jean-Loup Wolff (Herault de Seyshelles), Czesław Wołłejko (Vadier).
Awards: Winner, Prix Louis Delluc: Andrzej Wajda, 1982; Meilleur réalisateur (Best Director): Andrzej Wajda--César Awards, 1983; Best Foreign Language Film: Margaret Ménégoz, Barbara Pec-Slesicka, Andrzej Wajda--BAFTA Film Awards, 1984.
Description: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD format; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer; new and improved English subtitle translation.
Contents: Disc 1: Feature --
Theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: Wajda's "Danton" [featurette] (director, writer, producer, Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski ; 1983, 42 min.) --
Polish "Revolution" [featurette] (17 min.) --
Jean-Claude Carrière [featurette] (1983 ;15 min.) ; Booklet includes essay "The Worst of Times" by Leonard Quart.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 464.
Responsibility: Janus Films ; une coproduction Franco Polonaise, Gaumont-TF1 Films production, S.F.P.C.-T.M ; avec la participation du Ministere de la Culture, Paris, et Films Polski presentent ; un film d'Andrzej Wajda ; scénario, Jean-Claude Carriere ; avec la collaboration de Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Bolesław Michałek, Jacek Gasiorowski ; une production Margaret Menegoz, Les Films du Losange ; avec la collaboration de Groupe de Production X-Varsovie, Barbara Pec-S̀lesicka.

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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.

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