- Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
- October 15th 2021
- Ridley Scott
Matt Damon and Adam Driver face-off in France’s last legally sanctioned duel in Ridley Scott’s medieval epic.
At the age of 83, filmmaker Ridley Scott is showing no signs of slowing down, with The Last Duel being one of two Scott films to be released in late 2021.
His medieval epic, which is based on true events, is set in 1368 and depicts the last legally sanctioned duel in France, a battle between knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver) after de Carrouges’ wife Marguerite (Jodie Comer) accuses Le Gris of rape.
Damon, Ben Affleck, and Nicole Holofcener, who wrote the script, brilliantly decided to divide the film into three chapters, with each segment retelling the same events from a different perspective. This narrative device made the film fascinating and it was so interesting seeing how each person perceived a certain event, decision, or interaction.
If you were concerned this structure might cause a lot of repetition, you’ll be pleased to know that isn’t the case very often and when a scene does play out again,...