Danton's Death (1978)

Danton 's Death is arguably the most dramatic and penetrating study of revolution ever written. Georg Biichner concentrates on that moment in 1794 when the Reign of Terror, already well established, spills over into a total blood-bath. The play, adapted by director Alan Clarke and Stuart Griffiths, both highly imaginative and closely documentary, shows how the great hero of the early phase of the Revolution, Danton, sickened by the excesses of the guillotine, which he helped to create, wants to call a halt. But Robespierre and Saint-Just, the leaders of the extremists, with a ferocious puritanical zeal, spur on ' the wild horses of the Revolution.'

Directing:
  • Alan Clarke

Writing:
  • Georg Büchner
  • Alan Clarke
  • Stuart Griffiths

Stars:
Release Date: 1978-04-23
  • Country: GB
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 90
Ian Richardson
Ian Richardso...
Robespierre
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Lucille
Don Henderson
Don Henderson
Mercier
Anthony Higgins
Anthony Higgi...
Camille
James Aubrey
James Aubrey
Lacroix
John Woodnutt
John Woodnutt
Fouquier-Tinville
Roger Sloman
Roger Sloman
Barère
Shane Briant
Shane Briant
Hérault-Séchelles
Michael Pennington
Michael Penni...
Saint-Just
Jonathan Adams
Jonathan Adam...
Collot d'Herbois
Michael Bilton
Michael Bilto...
1st Gentleman
Michael Cronin
Michael Croni...
Billaud-Varennes
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