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War and Peace

Duration: 3 hours, 18 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel. Two aristocratic Russian families face conflict and upheaval as the nation prepares itself for a huge invasion by Napoleon's forces. Count Pierre Bezhukov, an intellectual and a pacifist, is in love with the beautiful Natasha Rostov. But she is considered too young for him so he marries another. As Napoleon's forces advance, Pierre's great friend Prince Andrei Bolkonsky joins the battle and fights with great honour. So begins an epic story of love, war and the fate of a nation. Show less

Contributors

Pierre Bezukhov:
Henry Fonda
Natasha Rostova:
Audrey Hepburn
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky:
Mel Ferrer
Napoleon:
Herbert Lom
Helene Kuragina:
Anita Ekberg
Anatol Kuragin:
Vittorio Gassman
Nikolai Rostov:
Jeremy Brett
Prince Mikhail Andreevich Rostov:
Barry Jones
Field Marshal Kutuzov:
Oskar Homolka
Platon Karataev:
John Mills
Lisa Bolkonskaya:
Milly Vitale
Prince Bolkonsky:
Wilfred Lawson
Maria Bolkonskaya:
Anna Maria Ferrero
Sonia Rostova:
May Britt
Director:
King Vidor
Composer:
Nino Rota
Director of photography:
Jack Cardiff

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