The latest duel is the new film by British director Ridley Scott and will star Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie commer. Scott, director of films recognized as Blade Runner (1982) or Gladiator (2000), this time he tries to question the culture of rape in medieval French. Find out here everything about this new cinematographic work.
Synopsis and trailer
Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France from Eric Jager, the film is set in 14th century France. Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie commer) accuses the gentleman Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), the best friend of her husband Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), of rape. The revictimization of Marguerite forces Jean de Carrouges to be the one to accuse his best friend before King Charles VI (Alex Lawther). The king decides to authorize a duel to the death between the two. To add to the drama, the crown sentences Marguerite to be burned alive. His salvation depends on Jean winning the duel.
As we discussed earlier, Jodie Commer plays Marguerite de Carrouges, wife of squire Jean de Carrouges, played by Matt Damon. Adam Driver plays Jacques Le Gris, the film’s friend and villain. The cast complements it Ben affleck (Count Pierre d’Aleçon), Alex Lawther (Carlos VI), Harriet Walter (Nicole de Buchard), Nathaniel parker (Sir Robert de Thibouville), Sam hazeldine (Thomin du Bois) and Michael McElhatton (Bernard Latour).
The scriptwriters in charge of adapting The last duel were Matt Damon himself, Ben Affleck (in their first job writing together A brilliant mind) and Nicole Holofcener. According to a note at New York Times, Damon and Affleck had some difficulty adapting the female voices to the script, so they teamed up with Holofcener to give the protagonist an influential role:
«The heaviest impulse in the architecture of this script was the third act, because that world of women had to be almost invented and imagined almost from scratch. The men were very demanding in taking notes on what they were doing at the time. But no one was really talking about what was happening to women, because they didn’t even have personality. “
Matt Damon on The Last Duel.
The Last Duel Delays
Despite suffering delays during its filming, The Last Duel managed to be done for the good of Matt Damon and company. Its international premiere took place in the edition 78 of the Venice Film Festival. Curiously, in the United States, it will be released one day after the Premiere in Mexico: October 15 of this year.
The company in charge of its production and launch was Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture under the seal of the 20th Century Studios.
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