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La Commune (Paris 1871) Details

  • Release Date: Jul 03, 2003
  • Runtime: 5 hr. 45 min.
  • Genres: Drama, Drama Action/Adventure
  • Director:Peter Watkins

FULL SYNOPSIS

Noted filmmaker and media critic Peter Watkins directs this mammoth six-hour-long look at the legendary Paris Commune of 1871. Following the humiliating defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War, the reign of Napoleon III collapsed in the resulting public foment. While a new regime headed under the Government of National Defense tried to shore up power, a band of commoners took the reigns of power for themselves and created the Paris Commune, a government defiantly separate from the state operating under a sort of proto-Marxist ethos. Inevitably, the Commune was brutally suppressed by French troops. Watkins' treatment of the event juxtaposes the present with the past -- modern day CNN-style reporting with historical fact. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:July 3, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Peter Watkins Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award 2005 Winner

Cast

Crew

Peter Watkins
Director
Paul Saadoun
Producer
Peter Watkins
Screenwriter
Agathe Bluysen
Screenwriter
Odd Geir Sæther
Cinematographer
Agathe Bluysen
Editor
Peter Watkins
Editor
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