“A lavish adaptation of the Tolstoy classic” The Guardian
Starring Clémence Poésy (The Tunnel), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Brenda Blethyn (Pride and Prejudice), Alessio Boni (Caravaggio), Alexander Beyer (Carlos the Jackal) and Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds).
In Tolstoy’s tempestuous epic of love and war, passion and power, a small circle of aristocrats find their glittering world crumbling as Napoleon’s sweeping forces threaten to overwhelm Imperial Russia. Set in the opening decades of the 19th centrury, War & Peace follows the changing fortunes of brooding military hero Prince Andrej, his bookish friend Pierre and the spirited but naïve Natasha. As Napoleon’s armies menace their privileged lives, the horrors of the battlefield reach into Russia’s most elegant ballrooms and bedrooms.
4 x 120 minutes