DANTON (Andrzej Wajda, 1983)

The Reign of Terror has begun, bringing Georges Danton (Gérard Depardieu, powerful) back to Paris, in 1793, from self-imposed exile to oppose former Revolutionary compatriot Maximilien Robespierre (Wojciech Pszoniak, brilliant) on the matter of its continuation. Danton arrives by coach on a rainy night. What he sees in the square is a dreamlike, painterly apparition: […]