| Drama, History, Thriller
When Louis XVI summoned the Etats-Generaux, he unleashes a revolution that would change his country and cost his life. This is the story of one of the crucial points in the history of France, and Europe, divided into two parts.
In one scene where Desmoulins visits Robespierre in his lodgings, a glance passes briefly between Robespierre and his landlord's daughter Éléonore Duplay, which Desmoulins notices, but does not comment on. It has variously been alleged that Robespierre and Éléonore were engaged, or that she was his mistress. After his death, she wore mourning clothes for the rest of her life.
Well, how did it go?
Georges-Jacques Danton: I could have been more diplomatic.
When Danton is being conveyed to the guillotine, Klaus Maria Brandauer's hands are tied behind his back in some shots but not in others.