by Sergueï Bondartchouk (Voyna i mir, URSS, 1966, 6h44, vostf)

starring Sergueï Bondartchouk, Lioudmila Savelieva, Viatcheslav Tikhonov, Anatoli Ktorov, Oleg Tabakov

The chronicle of four aristocratic Russian families - the Rostovs, the Bolkonskys, the Kuragins and the Bezukhovs - during the turbulent years between 1805 and 1812, from the Austro-Russian defeat at Austerlitz to Napoleon's invasion of Russia. The torments of an entire people are recounted through their history.