About

Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Allen's films.

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Directed by

Woody Allen

Written by

Woody Allen (Screenplay)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

anarchic comedy execution 19th century russia napoleon napoleonic wars duel wheat

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#301 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

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