Danton, a film of highly dramatic power, at once a mature study of the revolutionary mentality and an absorbing intellectual spectacle. “L’Incorruptible” Robespierre holds fast to the ideals of the French Revolution as it turns into a reign of terror. Tired of the bloodshed, Danton pleads for a negotiated peace with the enemies on France’s borders. Both are idealists. Both are right. Both are doomed. Stars Gerard Depardieu as Danton.
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Feature films → Feature films - France
Feature films → Feature films - Poland
History → Danton, Georges Jacques, 1759-1794
History → France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799
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