The Last Duel

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The Last Duel is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France, directed by visionary filmmaker and four-time Oscar nominee Ridley Scott. A cinematic and thought-provoking drama it is set in the midst of the Hundred Years War and explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth.

Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France's last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges' wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God's hands.

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Nathaniel Parker and Harriet Walter.

'In short, come for Scott's direction, but stay for Comer's turn' ★★★★★The Times

'Ridley Scott's historical epic'  ★★★★The Telegraph

‘a dexterous drama guaranteed to make you think (and rethink)’  ★★★★Total Film

 

 

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