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Danton

Danton

cast: Gérard Depardieu, Vojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chéreau, Angéla Winkler

year: 1982

colour: no

certificate: PG

director: Andrzej Wajda

runtime: 130

In November of 1793, Danton is 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,this period is The Terror. Confident in the peoples' support, Danton clashes with his former ally, but calculating Robespierre soon rounds up Danton and his followers, tries them before a revolutionary tribunal and dispatches them to the guillotine.

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