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Danton


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  Danton Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.30 /10
 
Starring
Gerard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak, Patrice Chereau
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Directed by: Andrzej Wajda (LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD - DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR)
Written by: Jean-Claude Carriere, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Boleslaw Michalek, Jacek Gasiorowsky, based on Stanislawa Przbyszewska's play)

 
 
 
Released: 1982
   
Genre: DRAMA
HORROR
COSTUME
BIOPIC
   
Origin: France/Poland
   
Length: 136
 
 


 
A revolutionary (Gerard Depardieu, pictured right) upbraids his colleagues for having forgotten their original purpose.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Epic costume drama with splendid set-pieces, obviously intending to draw parallels between 18th century France and modern Poland. Marred by a talky script, too slow a pace, uninspired direction and some over-acting by Depardieu.

"The temptation to see it in terms of Solidarity is unavoidable."
(Philip Strick, Monthly Film Bulletin)


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