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War And Peace / Voina I Mir

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.40 /10
Ludmila Savelyeva, Sergei Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov
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Directed by: Sergei Bondarchuk
Written by: Sergei Bondarchuk, Vasili Solovyov

Released: 1967
Origin: USSR
Colour: C
Length: 507

Two Russian families react to the invasion of their country by Napoleon.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Second-rate dubbing detracts from this long, lavish and faithful adaptation of Tolstoy's classic. But the set-pieces are among the most spectacular ever. King Vidor's 1956 version, starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda, has many faults (mainly of omission) but is probably more enjoyable for an English-speaking audience.

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