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Love and Death
by Woody Allen (Director/Actor)
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Amazon.com (ISBN 0792846095, DVD)Writer-director Woody Allen's 1975 comedy finds the familiar Allen persona transposed to 19th-century Russia, as a cowardly serf drafted into the war against Napoleon, when all he'd rather do is write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin (Diane Keaton). A total disaster as a soldier, Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, suddenly making him a national hero. After his cousin agrees to marry him, thinking he'll be killed in a duel he miraculously survives, the couple must hatch a ludicrous plot to assassinate Napoleon in order to keep the coward Allen out of yet another war. Allen and Keaton show what a perfect comic team they make in this film, even predating their most celebrated pairing in Annie Hall. Working so well as the most unlikely of comedies, of all things a hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Woody Allen films. --Robert Lane
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:50 -0400)
Boris Grushenko, a timid soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, becomes entangled in a plot to assassinate Napoleon and after a hilarious confrontation with the Angel of Death finds himself facing a firing squad.
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