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3.7
561 Ratings

Danton

Directed by Andrzej Wajda
France, Poland, 1983
Drama, Biography

Synopsis

Gérard Depardieu and Wojciech Pszoniak star in Andrzej Wajda’s powerful depiction of the ideological clash between Danton and Robespierre during the French Revolution.

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Danton Directed by Andrzej Wajda

Critics reviews

The slomo decapitations at the end are decently staged, and the powerful score lifts the sequence into the stratosphere, but the inevitability of the sequence works against it slightly — but Wajda has an ace up his sleeve, cunningly planted earlier, allowing the true ending of the film to be a thrilling, terrifying fade to white on a child’s face, as the credits role. This is savagely brilliant filmmaking, sidestepping the literal-minded and taking us into a startling poetry.
November 19, 2016
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