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Love and Death

Love and Death

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.
Genres: Comedy, War
Stars: Woody Allen
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 1975
Time: 85 min
IMDb: 7.8/10

Storyline

In Russia, Boris Grushenko is in love with his pseudo-intellectual cousin Sonja, who loves him since he too is a pseudo-intellectual, but she is not in love with him. Instead she is in love with his brother Ivan. But as Ivan doesn’t seem to return her affections, she is determined to marry someone – anyone – except Boris. If that person isn’t the perfect husband, then she has to find a suitable lover in addition. Boris’ pursuit of Sonja has to take a back seat in his life when he, a pacifist and coward, is forced to join the Russian Army to battle Napoleon’s forces which have just invaded Austria. Despite Sonja not being in the picture while he’s away at war, Boris’ thoughts do not stray totally from women. Although they take these two divergent paths in their lives, those paths cross once again as they, together, both try to find the perfect spouse and lover, and try to assassinate Napoleon.
Plot Keywords: russia / army / call-for-a-duel / three-word-title / 19th-century
Taglines: The Comedy Sensation of the Year!
Certificate: Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Ireland:15 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:16 | Sweden:11 | United Kingdom:A | United Kingdom:PG (video) | United States:TV-MA (TV rating) | United States:PG | West Germany:16 (nf)
Cast: Woody Allen , Diane Keaton , Georges Adet , Frank Adu , Edmond Ardisson , Féodor Atkine , Albert Augier , Yves Barsacq , Lloyd Battista , Jack Berard , Eva Betrand , George Birt , Yves Brainville , Gérard Buhr , Brian Coburn , Henri Coutet , Patricia Crown , Henri Czarniak , Despo Diamantidou , Sandor Elès , Luce Fabiole , Florian , Jacqueline Fogt , Sol Frieder , Olga Georges-Picot , Harold Gould , Harry Hankin , Jessica Harper , Tony Jay , Tutte Lemkow , Jack Lenoir , Leib Lensky , Anne Lonnberg , Roger Lumont , Alfred Lutter III , Edward Marcus , Jacques Maury , Narcissa McKinley , Aubrey Morris , Denise Péron , Beth Porter , Alan Rossett , Shimen Ruskin , Percival Russel , Chris Sanders , Zvee Scooler , C.A.R. Smith , Fred Smith , Bernard Taylor , Clément Thierry , Alan Tilvern , James Tolkan , Hélène Vallier , Howard Vernon , Glenn Williams , Jacob Witkin , Rebecca Potok , Norman Rose , Andrée Tainsy

Details

Company: Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions
Country: United States
Language: English
Released Date: 28 Aug 1975 (West Germany)
Year: 1975
Film Location: Budapest, Hungary

Technical Specs

Runtime: 85 min
Soundmix: Mono
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio)

User Review:

Sweet_Lady_Lynnie » Honestly, It took me 24 years to truly appreciate the work of Woody Allen. But those were 24 years well spent and by that I mean… -it could be that you have to grow up and be a student of life and really see what the world is about. or -it could just be that you need to be cynical …in order to achieve the mindset to understand the genius of it all, there's something about Woody Allen that is just incredibly fantastic. I must say that this film is incredibly well thought, acted, and directed….Diane Keaton is the best shes ever been in my opinion and Woody…man you gotta love him!

Just watch it! You'll be in tears-too funny!
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