In a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel, three young people experience life, love and loss against the epic backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon.
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In 1805 when we first meet Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, they are all part of St Petersburgs glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives.
Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia's richest man, wants to change the world for the better.
Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time Napoleon's army edges ever closer to Russia's borders.
As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.
The series charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families.
As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.
The acclaimed BBC mini-series has impressed critics with its stellar performances and big-budget production values.
Featuring an all-star cast including Hollywood actor Paul Dano, and Britain’s rising new talent – Lily James and James Norton. Other well-known faces include Gillian Anderson, Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent, Rebecca Front and Brian Cox.
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