The Red and the White - WikipediaThe title is from an poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson entitled " Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal ", the opening line of which is "Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white. The novel was published by Canongate in hardback in the UK in , with a paperback edition following the next year. Canongate also published The Apple , a selection of short stories based on characters from The Crimson Petal and the White , in The novel details lives of two very opposite Victorian women, Agnes and Sugar, and the linchpin on whom they revolve: William Rackham. William, the unwilling and somewhat bumbling heir to a perfume business, is a businessman of moderate success and little self-awareness. He married the exquisitely doll-like Agnes, who embodies the Victorian "female ideal" of naive femininity, for her beauty though he barely knew her.
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The film was listed to compete at the Cannes Film Festival ,  but the festival was canceled due to the events of May in France. The film, a Russian-Hungarian co-production, was originally commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia in which the Bolsheviks violently seized power. The film tells the story of the Hungarian branch of the soldiers who, during World War I ended up in Russian captivity. When the revolution breaks out and begins a civil war in Russia, the soldiers are on the side of the Bolsheviks. Some are hoping that this will make it easier to come home. Others feed on sympathy for the ideology of communism. Some have to fight with an army of White Guards, who tend to be very cruel.
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