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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

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War may be raging on the battlefield, but its the battlefield of the sexes that heats up this extraordinary comedy and offers very different notions of love and war. Arms and the Man tells the story of a young Bulgarian woman, Raina played by Anne Heche, whose views on the world are turned upside down by the arrival of self-professed Serbian army officer Captain Bluntschli in her apartment one night. Bluntschli is being sought by the army in which Raina's father is a top-ranking officer. She gives him safe harbor and helps him regain his sapped strength by feeding him chocolate. Soon, sparks fly between the two, as Raina considers taking her young "chocolate solider" as her lover, despite her engagement to another.

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