Danton (1983)

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1983-01-12
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 154 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Gaumont
  • Production Country: Germany, France, Poland
  • Director: Andrzej Wajda
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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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  • Gérard Depardieu

    as Georges Danton
  • Wojciech Pszoniak

    as Maximilien Robespierre
  • Patrice Chéreau

    as Camille Desmoulins
  • Angela Winkler

    as Lucile Desmoulins
  • Roland Blanche

    as Lacroix
  • Alain Macé

    as Héron
  • Jacques Villeret

    as Westermann
  • Anne Alvaro

    as Eléonore
  • Bogusław Linda

    as Saint-Just
  • Emmanuelle Debever

    as Louison Danton
  • Krzysztof Globisz

    as Amar
  • Ronald Guttman

    as Herman
  • Marian Kociniak

    as Lindet
  • Tadeusz Huk

    as Couthon
  • Stéphane Jobert

  • Marek Kondrat

    as Barere de Vieusac
  • Serge Merlin

  • Erwin Nowiaszak

    as Collot d'Herbois
  • Leonard Pietraszak

    as Nicolas Carnot Lazare
  • Roger Planchon

  • Andrzej Seweryn

    as Bourdon
  • Jerzy Trela

    as Varenne Billaud
  • Czesław Wołłejko

    as Vadier
  • Wladimir Yordanoff

  • Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

    as Servant Duplay
  • Franciszek Starowieyski

    as Jacques Louis David
  • Eugeniusz Priwieziencew

    as Danton's Supporter (uncredited)
Writing Agnieszka Holland Screenplay
Writing Andrzej Wajda Screenplay
Directing Andrzej Wajda Director
Art Allan Starski Production Design
Production Margaret Ménégoz Producer
Production Emmanuel Schlumberger Producer
Editing Halina Prugar-Ketling Editor
Art Maria Osiecka-Kuminek Set Decoration
Production Barbara Pec-Ślesicka Producer
Writing Jean-Claude Carrière Screenplay
Camera Igor Luther Director of Photography
Sound Jean-Pierre Ruh Sound
Writing Bolesław Michałek Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Wiesława Starska Costume Assistant
Sound Jean Prodromidès Original Music Composer
Production Marie-Christine Lafosse Casting
Production Henri Laurent Casting
Art Gilles Vaster Art Direction
Sound Dominique Hennequin Sound
Writing Jacek Gąsiorowski Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle Costume Design
Camera Renata Pajchel Still Photographer
Sound Piotr Zawadzki Sound
Costume & Make-Up Anna Adamek Hairstylist
Sound Zygmunt Nowak Sound Effects
Costume & Make-Up Elzbieta Malka Assistant Hairstylist
Writing Stanisława Przybyszewska Theatre Play
Art Emil Kostecki Props
Costume & Make-Up Iwona Kamińska Hairstylist
Art Barbara Nowak Assistant Set Decoration
Directing Krystyna Grochowicz Assistant Director
Sound Jan Pruszak Conductor
Costume & Make-Up Renata Bukowska Assistant Makeup Artist