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Danton [videorecording] /
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 presentent ; un film d'Andrzej Wajda ; scénario Jean-Claude Carriere ; une production Margaret Menegoz, Les Films du losange ; régie, Patrick Bordier.
edition
Special ed., double-disc set.
imprint
[United States] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2009.
description
2 videodiscs (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
ISBN
1604651261, 9781604651263
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[United States] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2009.
isbn
1604651261
9781604651263
standard identifier
715515042819
publisher #
CC1799D
contents note
Disc 1. [The film] -- disc 2. The supplements.
credits note
Cinematography, Igor Luther ; editor, Halina Prugar-Ketling ; music, Jean Prodromides.
general note
Based on the play L'affaire Danton by Stanisława Przybyszewska.
Booklet ([12] p.) contains an esssay by film scholar Leonard Quart.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features include 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 (disc 1).
Widescreen; aspect ratio 1.66:1; new, restored high-definition digital transfer.
performer
Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau, Roger Planchon, Jacques Villeret, Angela Winkler, Boguslaw Linda.
abstract
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.
language note
In French (mono) with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
6913181
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, NTSC, region 1.

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