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From Masterpiece on PBS. Sebastian Faulks’ epic love story, set against a backdrop of the First World War, is adapted for the screen for the first time in this sumptuous masterpiece. Shifting in time between 1910 and 1916, Birdsong is the story of Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne, My Week with Marilyn), a young Englishman who arrives in Amiens in Northern France to stay with the Azaire family and falls desperately in love with Isabelle Azaire (Clémence Poésy, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). They begin an illicit and all-consuming affair, but the relationship falters. Years later, Stephen finds himself serving on the Western Front in the very area where he experienced his great love, and is haunted by memories of the affair. As he battles amidst the blood and gore of the trenches he meets Jack Firebrace (Joseph Mawle, Game of Thrones), a tunneller who unexpectedly helps him endure the ravages of war and enables him to make peace with his feelings for Isabelle.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPt. 1||Sebastian Faulks' epic love story set against the First World War is adapted for the screen for the first time. As Stephen Wraysford fights in the terrifying death-filled trenches of northern France, he is haunted by memories of Isabelle Azaire, the woman with whom he had an illicit and all-consuming affair during a summer in France before the war. This episode contains graphic violence and sexual situations not suitable for all viewers.||1:25:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPt. 2||As Stephen Wraysford recovers from his injuries and prepares for a major offensive, he is still haunted by the legacy of his affair with Isabelle Azaire. Amidst the horror of the trenches, Stephen unexpectedly finds comfort in his friendship with Jack Firebrace, who shows him that there is a future worth fighting for. This episode contains graphic violence and sexual situations not suitable for all viewers.||1:21:03||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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This film broke my heart. It was worth it though. Great film.