Danton

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Directed by Andrzej Wajda
France, Poland / 1983 / 136'
Cast
Gérard Depardieu (Danton), Wojciech Pszoniak (Robespierre), Anne Alvaro (Éléonore Duplay), Roland Blanche (Lacroix), Patrice Chéreau (Camille Desmoulins)

Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre’s incitement, has begun a series of massive executions, The Terror. Confident in the people’s support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dipatches them to the guillotine.

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