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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 Private Brennan (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Shaw (2 episodes, 2012)
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 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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Birdsong - Gesang vom großen Feuer  »

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Despite having prominent billing, Matthew Goode only has around 15-20 minutes of screen time out of the nearly three hour series. See more »

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Beautiful, underrated
15 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

I rarely review unless I love a movie and feel something has been unfairly rated due to some anomaly. Here I suspect the anomaly is that it will only be fully felt by people who have known something of this these level of intensity of love and death. Our world has become somewhat numbed to these things. I am lucky and unlucky enough to have had a meeting just like theirs and the story and intensity of it touched me very deeply. It is not just a matter of being open enough for these things to happen, but open enough to recognize their significance. And even in the absence of a war, for such a spiritual heart, as in the Bhagavad Gita, life will always be trench warfare on some level.


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