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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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Series cast summary:
Eddie Redmayne ...  Stephen Wraysford 2 episodes, 2012
Clémence Poésy ...  Isabelle / ... 2 episodes, 2012
Matthew Goode ...  Captain Gray 2 episodes, 2012
Rory Keenan ...  Private Brennan 2 episodes, 2012
Thomas Turgoose ...  Private Tipper 2 episodes, 2012
Richard Madden ...  Captain Weir 2 episodes, 2012
Joseph Mawle ...  Jack Firebrace 2 episodes, 2012
Simon Nehan Simon Nehan ...  Evans 2 episodes, 2012
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ...  Shaw 2 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Moss Nicholas Moss ...  RSM Price 2 episodes, 2012
Marie-Josée Croze ...  Jeanne 2 episodes, 2012
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ...  Private Byrne 2 episodes, 2012
Paul Rattray ...  Tyson 2 episodes, 2012
Misi Dunai Misi Dunai ...  Riley 2 episodes, 2012
Piroska Molnár ...  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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Country:

UK

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English | French

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birdsong - Gesang vom großen Feuer See more »

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(2 parts)

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1.78 : 1
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Based on the book of the same title. See more »

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Poetic and romantic
29 December 2012 | by eapplebaumSee 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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