The story of five aristocratic families in Russia during the the Napoleonic Era.
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Series cast summary:
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 Natasha Rostova (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Prince Andrej Bolkonsky (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Pierre Bezukhov (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Prince Bolkonsky (4 episodes, 2007)
Andrea Giordana ...
 Count Rostov (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Marja Bolkonsky (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Countess Rostova (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Dolokhov (4 episodes, 2007)
Toni Bertorelli ...
 Vasilii Kuragin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Helene Kuragin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Sonja (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Lise (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Anatole Kuragin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Denisov (4 episodes, 2007)
Vladimir Ilin ...
 Kutuzov (4 episodes, 2007)
Dmitriy Isaev ...
 Nikolaj (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Tzar Alexander (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Gherasim (4 episodes, 2007)
Frédéric Gorny ...
 Ramballe (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Mademoisellle Bourienne (4 episodes, 2007)
Scali Delpeyrat ...
 Napoleon (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa (4 episodes, 2007)
Juozapas Bogdanas ...
 Petja (Child) (4 episodes, 2007)
Janusz Szilowsky ...
 General Weirothen (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Tichon (4 episodes, 2007)
Darius Meskauskas ...
 Business Manager (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Igor - Head Waiter (4 episodes, 2007)
Pijus Cesaitis ...
 Nikolushka (4 episodes, 2007)
Mindaugas Majauskas ...
 Nikolushka (older) / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
Robert Mazurkiewicz ...
 Marshall Davoust (4 episodes, 2007)
Andrey Gusev ...
 Platon (4 episodes, 2007)
Algirdas Tupe ...
 Prokofy (4 episodes, 2007)
Simas Lindesis ...
 Petja (teenager) / ... (4 episodes, 2007)
Paulius Ignatavicus ...
 Zidrinsky (4 episodes, 2007)
Yves Aubert ...
 Napoleon (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Denisov (4 episodes, 2007)
Daniel Flynn ...
 Prince Andrej Bolkonsky (4 episodes, 2007)
Teresa Gallagher ...
 Sonja (4 episodes, 2007)
Michael Harbour ...
 Count Rostov (4 episodes, 2007)
Ève Karpf ...
 Countess Rostova (4 episodes, 2007)
Jonathan Keeble ...
 Pierre Bezukhov (4 episodes, 2007)
Corin Mellinger ...
 Nikolaj (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Vasilii Kuragin (4 episodes, 2007)
Marie Bierstedt ...
 Natasha Rostova (3 episodes, 2007)
Sonja Deutsch ...
 Márja Dmitrijewna Achrosímowa (3 episodes, 2007)
Tobias Kluckert ...
 Prince Andrej Bolkonsky (3 episodes, 2007)
Helmut Krauss ...
 Kutuzov (3 episodes, 2007)
Fred Maire ...
 Vasilii Kuragin (3 episodes, 2007)
Ernst Meincke ...
 Count Rostov (3 episodes, 2007)
Hans Teuscher ...
 Prince Bolkonsky (3 episodes, 2007)
Gintaire Cepukonye ...
 Natasha's Maid / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Rimas Morkunas ...
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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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21 October 2007 (Italy)  »

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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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Version of War & Peace (1972) See more »

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Much better than I expected!
17 February 2009 | by (United States) – See 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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