The Paris Commune of 1871
The Paris Commune resisted both the Prussians and the French government for 72 days.
It has since been known as a moment of heroic resistance to foreign conquest and domestic compromise, as well as being the first socialist experiment.
With the images, stills and drawings of that time, the speeches, proclamations and testimonies of the 45 characters are played by professional actors. Poems and songs were specially performed for the film to evoke the atmosphere and feeling of this period.
The English version, translated by Inez Hedges, was recorded by the director, Cécile Clairval-Milhaud at the studios of the Northeastern University in Boston (USA)
DVD PAL multizone : compatible with computer DVD reader
and tri-standard DVD player
- The Commune’s characters
36 designs by BERTALL on the Commune’s characters, famous or unknown
Song and barrel organ : RITON LA MANIVELLE
- The Paris of the Commune
Paris today and the memories of the Commune
- Women and the Commune
Interview of Claudine Rey, President of the association “Les Amis de la
Commune de Paris“ , with portraits of women during the Commune
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The Commune of Paris 1871