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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 1975 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
The Comedy Sensation of the Year!
Plot:
In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The last of Woody's uneven (but still hilarious) comedies See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Woody Allen ... Boris

Diane Keaton ... Sonja
Georges Adet ... Old Nehamkin
Frank Adu ... Drill Sergeant
Edmond Ardisson ... Priest

Féodor Atkine ... Mikhail (as Feodor Atkine)
Albert Augier ... Waiter
Yves Barsacq ... Rimsky (as Yves Barsaco)
Lloyd Battista ... Don Francisco
Jack Berard ... General Lecoq
Eva Betrand ... Woman Hygiene Class
George Birt ... Doctor
Yves Brainville ... Andre

Gérard Buhr ... Servant (as Gerard Buhr)
Brian Coburn ... Dimitri
Henri Coutet ... Minskov
Patricia Crown ... Cheerleader
Henri Czarniak ... Ivan (as Henry Czarniak)
Despo Diamantidou ... Mother
Sandor Elès ... Soldier 2 (as Sandor Eles)
Luce Fabiole ... Grandmother
Florian ... Uncle Nikolai
Jacqueline Fogt ... Ludmilla
Sol Frieder ... Voskovec (as Sol L. Frieder)
Olga Georges-Picot ... Countess Alexandrovna

Harold Gould ... Anton Inbedkov
Harry Hankin ... Uncle Sasha

Jessica Harper ... Natasha

Tony Jay ... Vladimir Maximovitch
Tutte Lemkow ... Pierre
Jack Lenoir ... Krapotkin
Leib Lensky ... Father Andre
Anne Lonnberg ... Olga
Roger Lumont ... First Baker

Alfred Lutter III ... Young Boris
Edward Marcus ... Raskov (as Ed Marcus)
Jacques Maury ... Second
Narcissa McKinley ... Cheerleader

Aubrey Morris ... Soldier 4
Denise Péron ... Spanish Countess (as Denise Peron)
Beth Porter ... Anna
Alan Rossett ... Guard
Shimen Ruskin ... Borslov
Percival Russel ... Berdykov
Chris Sanders ... Joseph
Zvee Scooler ... Father
C.A.R. Smith ... Father Nikolai
Fred Smith ... Soldier
Bernard Taylor ... Soldier 3
Clément Thierry ... Jacques (as Clement-Thierry)
Alan Tilvern ... Sergeant

James Tolkan ... Napoleon
Hélène Vallier ... Madame Wolfe (as Helene Vallier)
Howard Vernon ... General Leveque
Glenn Williams ... Soldier 1
Jacob Witkin ... Sushkin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rebecca Potok ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Norman Rose ... Death (voice) (uncredited)
Andrée Tainsy ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (written by)

Produced by
Fred T. Gallo .... associate producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Martin Poll .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ghislain Cloquet (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ron Kalish (film editor)
Ralph Rosenblum (edited by)
George Hively (uncredited)
 
Casting by
Miriam Brickman (casting)
Juliet Taylor (casting: MDA)
Blanche Wiesenfeld (casting)
 
Art Direction by
Willy Holt 
 
Costume Design by
Gladys de Segonzac  (as Gladys De Segonzac)
 
Makeup Department
Renée Guidet .... hairdresser (as Renee Guidet)
Anatole Paris .... makeup
Marie-Madeleine Paris .... makeup
 
Production Management
Jean-Marie Durand .... unit manager
Patrick Gordon .... assistant unit manager
Suzanne Wiesenfeld .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Cohn .... second assistant director
Paul Feyder .... first assistant director
Zsuzsanna Mills .... second assistant director: Hungary (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Louis Boussaroque .... outside buyer
Jean Brunet .... standby propman
Marc Frédérix .... assistant art director (as Marc Frederix)
Claude Reytinas .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Daniel Brisseau .... sound mixer
Gérard de Lagarde .... boom operator (as Gerard De Lagarde)
Al Gramaglia .... re-recording mixer: Magno Sound, Inc.
Dan Sable .... sound editing: Magnofex
Michael Kirchberger .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Dawson .... assistant special effects
Kit West .... chief special effects
 
Stunts
Gábor Piroch .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Apoteker .... still photographer
Philippe Houdart .... second assistant cameraman
René Strasser .... head grip (as Rene Strasser)
Guy Testa-Rossa .... first assistant cameraman
Michel Vocoret .... head gaffer
Daniel Vogel .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andree Demarez .... wardrobe
Imre Béres .... dresser (uncredited)
Imre Béres .... tailor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Marilyn McLaren .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Felix Giglio .... music supervisor
Sergei Prokofiev .... music by (as S. Prokofiev)
 
Other crew
Catherine Prévert .... script supervisor (as Catherine Prevert)
Adele Sanders .... auditor
Marie-José Testard .... accountant
Blanche Wiesenfeld .... production secretary
 
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Trivia:
The soundtrack was originally scored with the music of Igor Stravinsky, but Woody Allen thought it made the scenes "unfunny". He discovered Sergei Prokofiev's lighthearted music worked far better.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Sonja accompanies Beethoven's "Spring" violin sonata, the music on the piano is visibly an orchestral score, whereas the piece they are playing is a duo. Besides, the "violinist" never moves his left hand's fingers.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Boris:How I got into this predicament I'll never know. Absolutely incredible. To be executed for a crime I never committed. Of course, isn't all mankind in the same boat? Isn't all mankind ultimately executed for a crime it never committed? The difference is that all men go eventually, but I go six o'clock tomorrow morning. I was supposed to go at five o'clock but I have a smart lawyer. Got leniency.
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Soundtrack:
Alexander Nevsky, Cantata for Mezzo-soprano, Chorus, & Orchestra, Op. 78See more »

FAQ

What is the music that plays in the opening and closing credits? Where else might I have heard it?
Who plays Boris as a youngster?
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
The last of Woody's uneven (but still hilarious) comedies, 11 October 2001
Author: craigjclark from Haddonfield, NJ

"Love and Death" is one of my favourite Woody Allen films, right up there with "Manhattan," "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Deconstructing Harry." Sure, the jokes are scattershot and don't always work, but when they do the film is a gut-buster. ("A tremendous amount of wheat!") Parodying everything from Russian literature to foreign films (especially those of his beloved Ingmar Bergman), it's also one of Allen's most overtly philosophical films with characters breaking into syllogisms and formal arguments at the most unlikely moments. Students of philosophy should get a kick out of it.

That said, it is accessible to just about anybody. Almost nobody does fish-out-of-water comedy as well as Woody Allen (see also "Bananas" and "Sleeper"), and Diane Keaton shines as usual as the promiscuous object of his desire. And look for Jessica Harper in a small role as the cousin who rattles off a convoluted list of romantic entanglements worthy of Chekhov.

This was the last step of Allen's formative period. After this, his films would get a lot more focused.

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