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"Love and Death," by Woody Allen, 1975

"Love and Death," by Woody Allen, 1975.

Woody Allen drew heavily from Dostoevsky’s life and fiction for his 1975 film Love and Death (note the nineteenth century Russian novel-like title). What relevance do Dostoevsky’s concerns with suffering and the redemptive power of love have for Allen in the atheistic, anxiety-ridden twentieth century?

Written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Georges Adet. Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe Productions.

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