7.4/10 (IMDB)

The Last Duel

2h 33m Drama
The Last Duel
The Last Duel

About

THE LAST DUEL is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that 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. *Content Warning: THE LAST DUEL contains graphic depictions of sexual violence*

Director

Ridley Scott

Cast

Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

United States, United Kingdom

Language

English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "THE LAST DUEL reveals itself as something all too rare on the current Hollywood field of battle: an intelligent and genuinely daring big budget melee that is — above all else — the product of recognizable artistic collaboration."
    - IndieWire
  • "THE LAST DUEL’s staggering trial by combat allows for some brilliant performances, brutal fights, and impactful social commentary."
    - IGN
  • "It’s really rather heartening that Affleck, Damon, and Driver are all on such good form in betraying their gender to this degree, as they conspire in illustrating, in a fun, undemanding, slickly made way, how men are now and have always been, the absolute fucking worst."
    - The Playlist

Awards

  • Deauville Film Festival

Festivals

  • Venice Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
  • Film Fest Gent
  • Chicago Int'l Film Festival
  • Mill Valley Film Festival