War and Peace

1972, TV Show

A meticulous BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece. There are impressive battle panoramas, but the focus is more on characters and subplots that capture the epic scope of the novel: a tableau of Russian society during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic Wars.

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The story of four aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic era stars Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as beautiful Natasha Rostova and Alessio Boni (Caravaggio) as handsome Prince Bolkonsky.

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 10/29/2007

The story of four aristocratic families in Russia during the Napoleonic era stars Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as beautiful Natasha Rostova and Alessio Boni (Caravaggio) as handsome Prince Bolkonsky.

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 10/28/2007

Season 1, Episode 3
Rumors swirl about Natasha and Andrej's upcoming marriage--prompting Helene and Anatole to plot the girl's ruin. As Anatole's ardor increases, Natasha begins to doubt Andrej's intentions. Disgusted by these cynical machinations and Napoleon's savagery, Pierre joins the fighting at the epic Battle of Borodino.

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Season 1, Episode 2
Pierre struggles to adjust to his new life as Count Bezukhov. While he prefers to study, his wife, Helene, yearns for social standing. Prince Bolkonsky, unhappy with Andrej's desire to marry Natasha, demands the lovers wait a year to wed. As Andrej heads back to the front, the devious Anatole sees his chance for revenge.

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Premiered: September 28, 1972, on BBC
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Premise: A meticulous BBC adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece. There are impressive battle panoramas, but the focus is more on characters and subplots that capture the epic scope of the novel: a tableau of Russian society during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic Wars.

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