Love and Death (1975) Runtime: 85 min Genre : Comedy | War Movie Release : 10 September 1975 (France) Ratings: 7,8/10 from 23.720 users Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet Country: France | USA Language: English More Movie Info : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073312/
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.
People go on and on about “Annie Hall,” which I must say I love, but “Love and Death” remains, for me, the best movie Woody Allen movie ever made. Why?
First, I love Dostoyevsky, and his twisted take on Dostoyevsky is so hilarious, but also so informed, that it lands me on my ass. Second, his dialogue is so
existentialist and yet so ridiculous (“Yes, but objectivity is subjective.” “Not in any rational scheme of perception.”) that it makes Ingmar Bergman look like a fool, which he isn’t, but it’s so much fun to deconstruct the big guy. Third, I love the scene when the little kid questions death about the afterlife. (“Are there girls?”) I love the one-liners, especially when, surveying the battlefield with all the bodies lying around, Woody’s companion says “He was our village idiot.” and Woody
replies “So what did you do? Place?” Mainly I love it because it is intellectual but also as silly as hell. In the movie pantheon, Woody is up there in the godhead, along with Bergman and Dreyer. Alongside them, the world needs Woody, to
make it laugh about things that they make people think seriously about.
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Love and Death (1975) Runtime: 85 min Genre : Comedy | War Movie Release : 10 September 1975 (France) Ratings: 7,8/10 from 23.720 users Director: Woody Allen Writer: Woody Allen Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet Country: France | USA Language: English More Movie Info : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073312/ Love and Death Trailer Video Screenshot