8.2/10
635
1 user

Voyna i mir II: Natasha Rostova (1966)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Giant film epic created on the of the same name novel of the great Russian writer Lev Tolstoy.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Lyudmila Saveleva
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Lyudmila Saveleva
War and Peace (1966)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk
War and Peace (1956)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating soviet troops cross the bridge. ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Vasiliy Shukshin, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At the peak of the Cold War, the short-range missile crisis, neutron bombs could have potentially annihilated Central Europe.

Directors: Stefan Aust, Axel Engstfeld, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Günther Kaufmann, Manfred Zapatka
War and Peace (TV Mini-Series 2007)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812

Stars: Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Alexander Beyer
Fate of a Man (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko
War & Peace (1972–1974)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion, serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of five aristocratic Russian families.

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov
Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko
Waterloo I (1970)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Viktor Stanitsyn ...
Kira Golovko ...
...
Sergei Yermilov ...
Petya Rostov (as S. Yermilov)
Irina Gubanova ...
Anatoli Ktorov ...
Antonina Shuranova ...
...
...
...
Aleksandr Borisov ...
...
Anissya Fyodorovna
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 July 1966 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die grosse Liebe der Natascha  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Voyna i mir III: 1812 god (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"The actual life of real people… went on as usual"
10 July 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, consider me astonished! Part Two of Sergei Bondarchuk's epic adaptation of "War and Peace" contains not a single gruesome war-time death, and yet I think I enjoyed it more than the previous instalment. 'Voyna i mir II: Natasha Rostova (1966)' almost entirely follows the exploits of the title character Natasha Rostova (Lyudmila Savelyeva), the adolescent daughter of a countess. Napoleon has signed a treaty with Russia, and thoughts of war have momentarily drifted from the minds of its inhabitants, who now turn their attention towards the equally-tragic themes of love, friendship, hatred and passion. If we'd expected peace to have provided temporary relief from the carnage and chaos of conflict, we're certainly offered some reassurance, but the story's major position seems to be that heartbreak is hardly restricted to the horrors of war. Human relationships are delicate and potentially-implosive entities, and the conflicting emotions offered by the heart can often result in tragic consequences, condemning fresh young personalities to a lifetime of unfulfillment and dissatisfaction.

Part One of 'War and Peace' gave us our first glimpse of Natasha Rostova, as a bright-eyed and giggling youngster yearning for her first romance. By the conclusion of Part Two, she will have forever bid farewell to her childhood, and have entered the sobering years of adulthood, heartbroken and disillusioned. The film's first major set-piece – perhaps rivalling Bondarchuk's own battle recreations in scope and attention-to-detail – is a breathtaking New Year's Eve ball, adorned by hundreds of elaborately-costumed dancers who sweep across the floor with impeccable grace. Displaying a versatility that calls to mind a similar sequence in Orson Welles' 'The Magnificent Ambersons (1942),' Bondarchuk's camera glides majestically amid the flurry of waltzing couples, while retaining its intimacy through focusing the spectacle largely from Natasha's perspective. It is here that the blossoming beauty again makes acquaintance with Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, whose wife had previously passed away during childbirth. Andrei immediately confirms his love for Natasha, whose enthusiasm for life had offered the war-weary soldier a fresh opportunity at happiness.

Lyudmila Savelyeva really is very impressive in the main role, undergoing a dramatic transformation from shy débutante to disgraced lover. By the film's end, following her liaison and attempted elopement with a married man, Andrei finds that everything he'd loved about Natasha – her youthful naiveté, her fervor towards the wider world – has evaporated in a cruel rite-of-passage, and he regretfully rejects any future with her. Natasha's emotional maturement is also reflected in a noticeable physical transformation, and that Bondarchuk filmed the 'War and Peace' over a number of years would certainly have been beneficial in communicating her character's growth. Savelyeva at times boasts a striking resemblance to Audrey Hepburn, who played the same role in King Vidor's 'War and Peace (1956),' and her character bears similarities to Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, though she distinctly lacks the resolve to handle the troubles brought forth by her own dishonourable actions. Whereas Part One attempted to cover too many narrative threads, thereby sacrificing our emotional attachment to any of the characters, Part Two effectively addresses this issue, and, as for Natasha, our hearts are with her.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?