The 500,000 strong Napoleon's army moves through Russia and causes much destruction culminating in the battle of Borodino. The Russian army has to retreat. Moscow is occupied, looted and burned down, but soon Napoleon loses control and has to flee. Both sides suffer tremendous losses in the war, and Russian society is left irrevocably changed.
4 November 1967 (Soviet Union)
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Also Known As:
War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov
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Aspect Ratio: 2.20 : 1
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There are three different versions: The American release, a 360 minute film in two parts (dubbed in English) (see also War and Peace (1968/I)). The Russian release, a series of four films totaling 403 minutes (see also Vojna i mir I: Andrei Bolkonsky (1965), Vojna i mir II: Natasha Rostova (1966) and Vojna i mir III: 1812 god (1967). Most reviews (including Leonard Maltin
's) list this film's running time as 507 minutes, suggesting an unreleased Director's Cut. See more
Edited into War and Peace