As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.
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 Stephen Wraysford (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Isabelle / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Captain Gray (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Private Brennan (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Private Tipper (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Captain Weir (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Jack Firebrace (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Nehan ...
 Evans (2 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Cerqueira ...
 Shaw (2 episodes, 2012)
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 RSM Price (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Jeanne (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Aubrey ...
 Private Byrne (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul Rattray ...
 Tyson (2 episodes, 2012)
Misi Dunai ...
 Riley (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Marguerite (2 episodes, 2012)
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As an English soldier fights in the horrific trenches of northern France, he is haunted by the memories of his forbidden love affair with a French woman.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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22 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birdsong - Gesang vom großen Feuer  »

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At one point, Ewan McGregor had planned to star with Paul Greengrass directing, but by the time the project became viable, McGregor was too old for the lead. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.10 (2012) See more »

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Poetic and romantic
29 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although there was a lot left out of the original book, the storytelling in this TV miniseries was beautiful. I have been loving Eddie Redmayne for a while now, but after this film, I'm hooked! I am in love with him as was Isabelle. :) I loved the actress who played her as well. She reminded me of young Juliette Binoche. I thought it was a passionate and beautifully told story. The cinematography was spectacular and the massive destruction that WWII left was very well depicted here. More films should show how the Wealthy Upper classes acted as the Generals who would order the lower classes to put themselves on the frontlines basically for suicide missions to keep everyone else in good standing, including those who sat around thinking up brilliant ideas to have innocent young soldiers killed.


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