Danton (Gérard Depardieu) and Robespierre (Wojciech Pszoniak) were close friends and fought together in the French Revolution, but by 1793 Robespierre was France's ruler, determined to wipe out opposition with a series of mass executions that became known as the Reign of Terror. Danton, well known as a spokesman of the people, had been living in relative solitude in the French countryside, but he returned to Paris to challenge Robespierre's violent rule and call for the people to demand their rights. Robespierre, however, could not accept such a challenge, even from a friend and colleague, and he blocked out a plan for the capture and execution of Danton and his allies.
Writer:Jean-Claude Carrière (scenario), Stanislawa Przybyszewska (based on the play by: "L'Affaire Danton/Sprawa Dantona"), Andrzej Wajda (in collaboration w
Action opens in November of 1793, with Danton returning to Paris from his country retreat upon learning that the Committee for Public Safety, under Robespierre's incitement, has begun a ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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Brian W (ru) wrote: Since the relaxation of censorship laws around 10 years ago this is 1 of the few movies to be banned outright in the UK,due to graphic depictions of murder & sadistic sexual violence. If thats your thing you'll be in 7th heaven, but unfortunately the film hasnt a great deal else going for it. On the plus side its fairly slickly made- director Nick Palumbo has an eye for the sleazy neon glamour of Las Vegas and the many killings are reaonably well staged. But, bottom line, the movie ( and crucially the lead character, "The Photographer") just doesnt convince. And so, despite the desperate attempts to shock- graphic murders of children, screaming women literally raped to death, cannibalism ect- "Murder Set Pieces" is not nearly as disturbing or thought provoking as that classic study of random murder "Henry:Portrait Of A Serial Killer", or the more exploitative and far grubbier "Maniac" come to that. The only reason to see this film is the gore, if thats your thing, and admittedly on that "Murder Set Pieces" does deliver. So if thats the case be sure to get the unrated directors cut- apparently theres an MPAA R rated version with over 20 mins of sex and violence removed, which i cant imagine being of interest to anybody!
Clinton K (nl) wrote: Interesting biopic, well acted by Banderras. Not a classic by any means but worth a couple hours of your time.
Joseph R (ca) wrote: I saw it but not complete!!
andrei n (kr) wrote: Chuck Norris can make a snowman.... in the rain
Randy F (br) wrote: loved this movie be ready to watch it
Jaime R (ag) wrote: A wonderful surrealist dream, one of the best of the films of Luis Buuel.
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