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Birdsong 

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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 ...  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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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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Book vs. movie ...
6 September 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Though I haven't read the book yet and I also had no idea this was split into two TV-movies. It came out as one single very long movie on DVD in Germany, so I watched it like that. It did appeal to me, especially acting, though some choices seemed weird. For a TV movie it is surprising I reckon that there is nudity. For regular TV I guess, but then again, we're way past that already.

The structure does seem fitting for a novel and it makes more sense in the book form (or at least seems to). Even without having read it, you can do more in the head of a reader than in a film. Still this seems more than decent enough to stand on its own, especially if the viewer is unaware of its source material.


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UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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(2 parts)

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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