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  • Published: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: French
  • Format: DVD

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  • 9781604651263
  • 1604651261
  • 715515042819


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Call number: DVD FLC-FRE Danton

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

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Based on the play: L'affaire Danton / by Stanisława Przybyszewska.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.

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.

Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau, Roger Planchon, Jacques Villeret, Angela Winkler, Boguslaw Linda.

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.


Contents: Affaire Danton.

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