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Title Danton / Gaumont, une coproduction Franco Polonaise, Gaumont-TFl Films production, S.F.P.C.-T.M ; avec la participation du Ministere de la culture, Paris, et Films Polski ; un film d'Andrzej Wajda ; scénario Jean-Claude Carriere ; une production Margaret Menegoz, Les Films du losange
Published [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Waj/Dan  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + accompanying booklet
Series The Criterion collection ; 464
Criterion collection ; 464
Contents Disc 1, the film Opening credits -- Paris, spring 1794. Year two of the Republic. -- Le vieux cordelier -- "Danton is back" -- Committee of Public Safety -- Danton advises restraint -- Jubilation at the Convention -- Dinner -- After-dinner conversation -- Robespierre and Desmoulins -- Order goes out -- Arrest -- Outrage at the Convention -- "Camille is not at home" -- Tribunal -- Robespierre models for David -- Danton's monologue -- Confession to a plot -- "You feel nothing when the blade drops" -- Rights of Man -- End credits -- Color bars (1982) (136 min.); Theatrical trailer (3 min.)
Disc 2, the supplements Wajda's "Danton" / director, writer, producer, Tomasz Pobog-Malinowski ; [featurette] (1983) (42 min.) -- Polish "Revolution" [featurette] (17 min.) -- Jean-Claude Carrière [featurette] (1983) (15 min.); booklet includes essay "The Worst of Times" by Leonard Quart
Summary 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
Notes Based on the play: L'affaire Danton / by Stanisława Przybyszewska
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
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
Credits Cinematographer, Igor Luther ; editor, Halina Prugar-Ketling ; music, Jean Prodromides
Cast Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau, Roger Planchon, Jacques Villeret, Angela Winkler, Boguslaw Linda
Notes DVD. Produced for region 1
No rating given
In French with optional English subtitles
Available to Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Danton, Georges Jacques, 1759-1794 -- Drama.
Revolutionaries -- France -- Drama.
France -- History -- Reign of Terror, 1793-1794 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Video recordings.
Author Carrière, Jean-Claude, 1931-
Chéreau, Patrice.
Depardieu, Gérard, 1948-
Linda, Bogusław.
Planchon, Roger, 1931-2009.
Płażewski, Jerzy.
Prodromidès, Jean.
Przybyszewska, Stanisława, 1901-1935. Sprawa Dantona
Pszoniak, Wojciech, 1942-
Villeret, Jacques.
Wajda, Andrzej, 1926-2016.
Winkler, Angela, 1944-
Quart, Leonard. Worst of times
Film Polski.
Films du losange (Firm)
Gaumont (Firm)
TF1 Films Production.
ISBN 1604651261
Other Titles Title on container: Danton a film by Andrzej Wajda