A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the Etats-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France’s debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792. The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794.
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The movie in general focuses on few characters (Robespierre,Danton,Desmoulins,Louis XVI) and follows their friendship and family file. It thus deprives us of knowing the motivations of the common people.
Created at 200 years after Revolution,it is imbued with a didactic, and exaggerated idealism.