LOVE AND DEATH, Woody Allen's hilarious satire of classic Russian literature, might properly be described as Tolstoy meets the Marx Bros., as he and Diane Keaton get caught up in an uproariously funny plot to assassinate Napoleon in 1812.
In 19th-century Russia, Boris Grushenko (Woody Allen) falls in love with his beautiful cousin Sonja (Diane Keaton), but she's in love with his brother Ivan (Henry Czarniak). When Ivan announces his engagement to another woman, Sonja marries an elderly herring merchant, and Boris reluctantly joins
the Russian army to fight Napoleon. Boris becomes an accidental hero after hiding in a cannon which destroys the enemy camp. Meanwhil...