Love and Death

(1975)

Genres: Comedy, War

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Writer-director-actor Woody Allen spoofs 19th-century Russian lit (think Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky) in this intellectual comedy -- rumored to be his favorite -- about a faint-hearted hero (Allen) who's drafted for war and convinces his beautiful cousin (Diane Keaton) to marry him. She thinks he's doomed, but he manages to survive a sure-death duel. Now, a plot to assassinate Napoleon is the only thing that can keep them together.

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu, Edward Ardisson, Harold Gould

Director: Woody Allen

Release Year: 1975

Length: 82 minutes

Rating: PG

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