Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Clémence Poésy, Matthew Goode
Director: Philip Martin
Genre: Period romantic drama
Running Time: 165 minutes
Sebastian Faulks' best-selling fiction, Birdsong has finally been adapted by the BBC and PBS into a remarkable two-part TV series of the same name. Australian audiences can now relive the unsettling masterpiece that left Britain breathless when Birdsong releases on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Eddie Redmayne shines with his unnerving portrayal of Stephen Wraysford, a shy gentlemen who not only steps up to the front line in World War One but also enters the battlefield of a forbidden love affair with Isabelle Azaire (Clémence Poésy), the wife of a wealthy factory owner.
Set in France in the early 1900s, the series moves to and from the trenches of war as Stephen reflects on the bittersweet memories with his love, Isabelle. The poetic interpretations of lustful tension are beautifully juxtaposed with the horrifying experiences of the battle experienced by the soldiers.
Birdsong has transformed Faulks' much-loved book into a lyrical, picturesque masterpiece. A tantalising tale of love and loss, Birdsong is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD now.
War Story, Love Story