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The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic Wars of 1812
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Series cast summary:
Clémence Poésy ...  Natasha Rostova 4 episodes, 2007
Alessio Boni ...  Prince Andrej Bolkonsky 4 episodes, 2007
Alexander Beyer ...  Pierre Bezukhov 4 episodes, 2007
Malcolm McDowell ...  Prince Bolkonsky 4 episodes, 2007
Andrea Giordana ...  Count Rostov 4 episodes, 2007
Valentina Cervi ...  Marja Bolkonsky 4 episodes, 2007
Hannelore Elsner ...  Countess Rostova 4 episodes, 2007
Benjamin Sadler ...  Dolokhov 4 episodes, 2007
Toni Bertorelli Toni Bertorelli ...  Vasilii Kuragin 4 episodes, 2007
Violante Placido ...  Helene Kuragin 4 episodes, 2007
Ana Caterina Morariu Ana Caterina Morariu ...  Sonja 4 episodes, 2007
Elodie Frenck ...  Lise 4 episodes, 2007
Ken Duken ...  Anatole Kuragin 4 episodes, 2007
Hary Prinz ...  Denisov 4 episodes, 2007
Vladimir Ilin ...  Kutuzov 4 episodes, 2007
Dmitriy Isaev Dmitriy Isaev ...  Nikolaj 4 episodes, 2007
Igor Kostolevskiy ...  Tzar Alexander 4 episodes, 2007
Wenanty Nosul ...  Gherasim 4 episodes, 2007
Frédéric Gorny Frédéric Gorny ...  Ramballe 4 episodes, 2007
Pilar Abella ...  Mademoisellle Bourienne 4 episodes, 2007
Scali Delpeyrat ...  Napoleon 4 episodes, 2007
Brenda Blethyn ...  Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa 4 episodes, 2007
Juozapas Bogdanas Juozapas Bogdanas ...  Petja (Child) 4 episodes, 2007
Janusz Szilowsky Janusz Szilowsky ...  General Weirothen 4 episodes, 2007
Lech Dyblik ...  Tichon 4 episodes, 2007
Darius Meskauskas Darius Meskauskas ...  Business Manager 4 episodes, 2007
Pawel Burczyk ...  Igor - Head Waiter 4 episodes, 2007
Pijus Cesaitis Pijus Cesaitis ...  Nikolushka 4 episodes, 2007
Mindaugas Majauskas Mindaugas Majauskas ...  Nikolushka (older) / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Robert Mazurkiewicz Robert Mazurkiewicz ...  Marshall Davoust 4 episodes, 2007
Andrey Gusev ...  Platon 4 episodes, 2007
Algirdas Tupe Algirdas Tupe ...  Prokofy 4 episodes, 2007
Simas Lindesis Simas Lindesis ...  Petja (teenager) / ... 4 episodes, 2007
Paulius Ignatavicus Paulius Ignatavicus ...  Zidrinsky 4 episodes, 2007
Yves Aubert Yves Aubert ...  Napoleon 4 episodes, 2007
Tim Bentinck ...  Denisov 4 episodes, 2007
Daniel Flynn ...  Prince Andrej Bolkonsky 4 episodes, 2007
Teresa Gallagher ...  Sonja 4 episodes, 2007
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ...  Count Rostov 4 episodes, 2007
Ève Karpf Ève Karpf ...  Countess Rostova 4 episodes, 2007
Jonathan Keeble Jonathan Keeble ...  Pierre Bezukhov 4 episodes, 2007
Corin Mellinger Corin Mellinger ...  Nikolaj 4 episodes, 2007
Saul Reichlin ...  Vasilii Kuragin 4 episodes, 2007
Marie Bierstedt Marie Bierstedt ...  Natasha Rostova 3 episodes, 2007
Sonja Deutsch Sonja Deutsch ...  Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa 3 episodes, 2007
Tobias Kluckert Tobias Kluckert ...  Prince Andrej Bolkonsky 3 episodes, 2007
Helmut Krauss Helmut Krauss ...  Kutuzov 3 episodes, 2007
Fred Maire Fred Maire ...  Vasilii Kuragin 3 episodes, 2007
Ernst Meincke Ernst Meincke ...  Count Rostov 3 episodes, 2007
Hans Teuscher Hans Teuscher ...  Prince Bolkonsky 3 episodes, 2007
Gintaire Cepukonye Gintaire Cepukonye ...  Natasha's Maid / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Rimas Morkunas ...  Driver / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Valeri Lobunets Valeri Lobunets ...  Butler 2 episodes, 2007
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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, high-society fickle young woman loves and her years of unhappiness. A Count illegitimate, idler son reflects on politics and friendship. Experiences his first and hopeless love, is forced into a marriage with serious consequences and finally survives Napoleon invasion of Moscow and its aftermath. Written by Eugene Fraga

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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Russian | English

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21 October 2007 (Italy) See more »

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Lithuania See more »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Near the end of the series (set in 1813), Pierre plays the first bars of Chopin's Nocturne in C sharp minor - which was composed in 1830. See more »

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Much better than I expected!
17 February 2009 | by laurelmcfSee all my reviews

I am a bit surprised at how hard everyone is on this little mini-series. I have viewed a number of the previous efforts of putting War and Peace on the screen, and actually think that these folks did not do a bad job! While Russians may be justifiably distressed at the international, non-Russian cast, as an American viewer who has seen some of these actors in British, Italian, and American films, I found the cast completely engaging in this production. The cast may not have the right hair color, as previous posts have noted, but in many ways they are true to the spirit of Tolstoy's work, and even manage to breathe their own life into the roles as well. I actually think Clemence Poesy is stunning and believable as Natasha, for example. This very young, granted inexperienced actress, caught some of the freshness, innocence, joie de vivre etc., required for the role, and then summoned the passion and emotion later on to make her "transgression" believable. And what about the location shooting?-- and the beautiful lighting and camera work at those locations? I thought it was head and shoulders above the cinematography of the Hepburn/Fonda version, etc. I was astonished at some of the previous comments about the bad dancing, too: the Natasha/Andrei dance at the ball was one of the loveliest and most atmospheric period dance scenes I've seen on film in recent years. (All the recent Jane Austen films should take note!) My only complaint is that as an American it was very hard to track down a copy that would play on my Region 1 DVD.


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