Love and Death
- 1 hr 25 min
In this philosophical history piece, two newly weds fiercely debate topics relevant to their lives in Napoleonic Russia. Boris Grushenko, a scholar and a reluctant enlistee in the Russian army, and his cousin twice removed, Sonja, are wed upon Boris's objection to her original plans to marry a herring merchant. Although they have no money, Sonja is determined to start a family with Boris - a plan which is put aside when Napoleon invades the country. Despite his hesitance and overt cowardice in the face of danger and war, Boris goes along with Sonja as the two hatch a plot to assassinate Napoleon in Moscow.