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Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

US 104m, Colour
Director: Woody Allen; Cast: Woody Allen, Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston, Joanna Gleason

crimes_and_misdemeanorsCrimes and Misdemeanors is an existential black comedy about two separate stories that briefly intertwine by coincidence. In one, a husband’s infidelity prompts him to take desperate measures to ensure that his emotionally distraught mistress does not reveal their relationship to his wife. In the other, a despondent filmmaker, who has his own marital issues, loses the women he desires to his more successful brother-in-law. Employing flashbacks and classic movie clips, Allen weaves a clever tale of love, deceit, murder, and guilt in this witty exploration of film making and morality (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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This entry was posted on 03/26/2015 by in 1001 List, 1980s, All and tagged .
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