"Woody Allen's grandest work... "Love and Death is [Allen's] most ambitious experiment with the comic possibilities of film...done with such care, love and lunacy." -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times "Tolstoy by way of Bob Hope, with enough room for Mozart and Prokofiev...the beauty of Ghislain Cloquet's cinematography is part of the joke." -Fernando F. Croce, Cinepassion Woody Allen takes on the monolith of Russian literature-with a bit of Ingmar Bergman thrown in for good measure-with Love and Death (1975), a deadpan costume epic set against the sweeping backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Allen plays Boris, a philosophical coward who becomes an inadvertent war hero and then a potential assassin thanks to the encouragement of his mad(cap) wife, Sonja (the fab Diane Keaton). Shot by the great cinematographer Ghislain Cloquet (Tess, Au Hasard Balthazar).