Gerard Depardieu had one of his most glorious moments in this scene from Andrzej Wajda‘s Danton. As Georges Danton, his climactic rant against the paranoid mindset of Maxime Robespierre and his brethren is electrifying. It’s easily the equal of Paul Scofield‘s final speech against his accusers in A Man For All Seasons.

This is my idea of good Christmas-holiday viewing…seriously. You can have It’s A Wonderful Life.