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Love and Death Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

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In a 1975 film set in Russia (but shot in Budapest and Paris), Woody Allen spoofs Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Ingmar Bergman with the story of a coward and pacifist who accidentally becomes a highly-decorated hero in the war against the invader Napoleon. There are many great scenes and lines (from his childhood meeting with Death, to flirting with and meeting the Countess Alexandrovna, to his spiritual thoughts in prison the night before his scheduled execution), and even slapstick. Lively Prokofiev compositions fill the score.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   soldier Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Russian

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia Misc setting    -   prison    -   fort/military installation    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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