Danton

Danton

Directed by Andrzej Wajda • 1983 • France

Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda's powerful, intimate depiction of the ideological clash between the earthy, man-of-the-people Georges Danton and icy Jacobin extremist Maximilien Robespierre, both key figures of the French Revolution. By drawing parallels to Polish "solidarity," a movement that was being quashed by the government as the film went into production, Wajda drags history into the present. Meticulous and fiery, DANTON has been hailed as one of the greatest films ever made about the Terror.

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Danton
  • Danton

    Directed by Andrzej Wajda • 1983 • France

    Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda's powerful, intimate depiction of the ideological clash between the earthy, man-of-the-people Georges Danton and icy Jacobin extremist Maximilien Robespierre, both key figures of the French Rev...

Extras

  • Wajda’s DANTON

    This 1983 documentary by Tomasz Pobog-Malinowsky on the making of DANTON goes behind the scenes to show director Andrzej Wajda’s meticulous, intense approach to filmmaking, and features interviews with cast and crew.

  • The Polish “Revolution”

    In this exclusive documentary, director Andrzej Wajda and longtime Polish film critic Jerzy Plazeski talk about the making of DANTON, the reaction of the French, and interpretations of the film as a statement on Polish politics and Solidarity movement.

  • Jean-Claude Carrière on DANTON

    Working with a subject as intensely studied as the French Revolution, and with a director who was not French, scriptwriter Jean-Claude Carrière knew he was walking into sensitive territory with DANTON. In this interview recorded in 2009 Carrière describes how he navigated that intellectual mine f...