World on Fire

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  • An instant hit in Britain, this lavishly produced World War II series makes you care deeply about ordinary people whose lives change forever when Hitler invades Poland. Meet Harry Chase, an diplomatic translator in love with both an English working-class chanteuse and a Polish girlfriend. Harry’s mother, a delicious snob. Nancy Campbell, an American journalist broadcasting from Berlin. An interracial gay couple stranded in Paris—and more. Seven heart-pounding episodes, starring Helen Hunt (Mad About You), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Julia Brown (Shetland), Jonah Hauer- King (Howards End) and Lesley Manville (Mum, The Queen).

    • Cast & Crew:
      Actor: Julia Brown, Jonah Hauer-King, Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Zofia Wichlacz, Patrick Kennedy, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Victoria Mayer, Ewan Mitchell, Max Riemelt, Parker Sawyers, Brian J. Smith, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mateusz Wieclawek, Johannes Zeiler, Arthur Darvi
      Director: Adam Smith, Thomas Napper, Chanya Button, Andy Wilson
      Producer: Chris Clough, Nickie Sault, Callum Devrell-Cameron
      Writer: Peter Bowker
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 3
    • Region : 1
    • Run Time: 7 Hours
    • SKU: 22542
  • Summer 1939. Harry, a translator at the British Embassy in Warsaw, is falling in love with Polish waitress Kasia. When German tanks roll into Poland, and Britain declares war on Germany, Harry and Kasia face terrible choices. With her life in grave danger, can Harry help her, and if he can, how will he ever explain himself to Lois Bennett, the girl he left behind in Manchester? As the Nazi threat spreads across Europe, Kasia must choose between love and fighting for her country, Harry must find his place in the world, and Lois must seize new opportunities the war presents.

    The conflict overturns everything for Harry's snobbish mother Robina; for Douglas, Lois' pacifist father; and for her younger brother Tom, who joins the Navy and finds himself under fire in one of the first major battles of the war. In Berlin, outspoken American journalist Nancy risks her life trying to help her neighbors; while in Paris, Nancy's nephew, medic Webster refuses to leave the city and the man he loves.

    World on Fire traverses the first year of WWII, from ordinary life in England to the beaches of Dunkirk, diving deep into the hearts and minds of those living their lives during this extraordinary time as they grapple with the unthinkable: a world in flames.

  • Additional info

    • Cast & Crew:
      Actor: Julia Brown, Jonah Hauer-King, Sean Bean, Helen Hunt, Zofia Wichlacz, Patrick Kennedy, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Victoria Mayer, Ewan Mitchell, Max Riemelt, Parker Sawyers, Brian J. Smith, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mateusz Wieclawek, Johannes Zeiler, Arthur Darvi
      Director: Adam Smith, Thomas Napper, Chanya Button, Andy Wilson
      Producer: Chris Clough, Nickie Sault, Callum Devrell-Cameron
      Writer: Peter Bowker
    • Format: DVD
    • Number of Discs: 3
    • Region : 1
    • Run Time: 7 Hours
    • SKU: 22542
  • Details

    Summer 1939. Harry, a translator at the British Embassy in Warsaw, is falling in love with Polish waitress Kasia. When German tanks roll into Poland, and Britain declares war on Germany, Harry and Kasia face terrible choices. With her life in grave danger, can Harry help her, and if he can, how will he ever explain himself to Lois Bennett, the girl he left behind in Manchester? As the Nazi threat spreads across Europe, Kasia must choose between love and fighting for her country, Harry must find his place in the world, and Lois must seize new opportunities the war presents.

    The conflict overturns everything for Harry's snobbish mother Robina; for Douglas, Lois' pacifist father; and for her younger brother Tom, who joins the Navy and finds himself under fire in one of the first major battles of the war. In Berlin, outspoken American journalist Nancy risks her life trying to help her neighbors; while in Paris, Nancy's nephew, medic Webster refuses to leave the city and the man he loves.

    World on Fire traverses the first year of WWII, from ordinary life in England to the beaches of Dunkirk, diving deep into the hearts and minds of those living their lives during this extraordinary time as they grapple with the unthinkable: a world in flames.