War and Peace

TitleWar and Peace
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsBondarchuk, Sergei
Running Time427 min.
Date Released1966
DistributorMosfilm
CountrySoviet Union
Publication LanguageRussian
Abstract

Released over two years with four installments, Sergei Bondarchuk's epic adaption of Leo Tolstoy's novel won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It weaves together the Napoleonic invasion of Russia and the doomed love story between Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre Bezukhov. With detailed historical accuracy, War and Peace shows the everyday life of 19th century Russian aristocratic society and massive scale of this war, including the use of 120,000 extras to film the Battle of Borodino.

Cast

Sergei Bondarchuk

Liudmila Saveleva

Viacheslav Tihkonov

Boris Zakhava

Anastasiia Vertinskaia

Antonina Shuranova

Oleg Tabakov

Viktor Stanitsyn

Irina Skobtseva

Boris Smirnov

Vasilii Lanovoi

Kira Golovko

Credits

director: Sergei Bondarchuk

screenplay: Vasilii Solovev

novel: Count Leo Tolstoy

music: Viacheslav Ovchinnikov

cinematography: Iolanda Chen, Anatolii Petritskii, Aleksandr Shelenkov

editing: Tatiana Likhacheva

Genre

War, Drama

Original PublicationVoina i mir
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