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War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

(Voyna i mir)

Digital Restoration

featuring

Sergei Bondarchuk, Lyudmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Boris Zakhava,

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the carnage on the ground and the abstract view of battle from the air, taking in the vast geometry of troop formations and the corpse-strewn landscapes they leave behind.

Juliet Clark
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Sergei Bondarchuk
  • Vasily Solovyov
Based On
  • The novel by Leo Tolstoy

Cinematographer
  • Anatoly Petritsky
  • Yu-Lan Chen
  • Aleksandr Shelenkov
Language
  • Russian
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 81 mins
Source
  • Janus Films