Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

Peter Watkins: La Commune

David Riff: The Paris Commune as Seen by Nineteenth-Century Television

La Commune by Peter Watkins is probably one of the best films I have ever seen online. It is also one of the longest. In fact, its duration is five and three quarter hours long to be exact, and the film can be found on YouTube in a breathtaking total of 26 nine-minute parts that will take between two and five days to watch. This sounds daunting, but once you start watching, you’ll find you can’t stop. Here is the first installment:

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