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La Commune (Paris 1871)

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


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...more

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