Danton

Paris: Gaumont, 1983. Two vintage borderless photographs of director Andrzej Wajda on the set of the 1983 Polish-French film. With holograph annotations on the verso.

Based on the 1929 play "The Danton Case" by Polish writer Stanislawa Przybyszewska. Set in 1793, Georges Danton has returned to Paris from his solitary residence in the countryside just as the Committee for Public Safety under the direction of Maximilien Robespierre, his former ally, begins a massive series of executions. Danton meets his fate before a revolutionary tribunal, and is eventually sent to the guillotine. The film drew connections between the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution and the contemporary Polish "solidarity" movement against the Soviet-backed Polish government.

Shot on location in France.

7 x 5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 464.


[Book #144573]

Price: $275.00