War & Peace (2016)
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Episode #1.2 

As Nikolai Rostov and Andrei prepare for battle, a determined Prince Vassily Kuragin tries to forge a bond between Andrei's sister, Princess Marya, and his son, Anatole, while Pierre finds his new married life difficult.


Tom Harper


Leo Tolstoy (based on the book by), Andrew Davies




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Pierre Bezukhov
Tuppence Middleton ... Helene Kuragina
Rebecca Front ... Anna Mikhailovna Drubetskaya
Callum Turner ... Anatole Kuragin
Stephen Rea ... Prince Vassily Kuragin
James Norton ... Andrei Bolkonsky
Michael Epp ... Austrian Official
William Brand ... Austrian War Minister
Kit Connor ... Petya Rostov
Adrian Edmondson ... Count Ilya Rostov
Lily James ... Natasha Rostova
Aisling Loftus ... Sonya Rostova
Thomas Arnold Thomas Arnold ... Vassily Denisov
Jack Lowden ... Nikolai Rostov
Aneurin Barnard ... Boris Drubetskoy


Pierre marries Helene but soon realizes that she is an unloving and mercenary wife, cuckolding him with Dolokhov, whom he challenges to a duel. The scheming Vassily also engineers a union between his son Anatole and Andrei's unworldly sister Marya. The Russian army holds off the French for a while with Nikolai being able to return to his family but another encounter leaves Andrei badly wounded. He is able to get home in time to see Lise give birth to their child but it is not a happy event. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History | Romance | War


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Good series so far
8 August 2016 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

While "War & Peace" (2016) does not really feels "Russian", that isn't a problem for me. To be honest, this adaptation is the my first encounter with "War & Peace" epic, i haven't read the book, nor saw it's previous adaptations, but i will definitely watch one day Sergey Bondarchuk's once in a life time epic "Voyna i mir" (1966), but at the moment i'm glad for what i have - 2016's BBC adaptation is a good show overall.

Ovreall, performances were uniformly good by many well known faces as well as art design and settings (it was filmed in my own land Lithuania!) - it feels periodic. Story is epic to say the least, and while the first episode reminded me of some soup operas, the second was truly great. I will definitely watch next and last 4 episodes.

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