Matt Damon and Adam Driver don their armor and take up arms to face God’s judgment.
Heavy silence and dark atmosphere are at the heart of this new preview clip of Ridley Scott’s new medieval film, The Last Duel, inspired by the story of the last judicial duel of the early French Middle Ages. Recounting how Jean de Carrouges faces his former friend and squire Jacques Legris in a duel before God after the latter is accused of having raped Marguerite, the wife of the first, the fight is, unsurprisingly, at the heart of the film.
In this excerpt, the duel approaches, the preparations have started. We see Marguerite (Jodie Comer) getting help to put on her clothes, and find herself in the heart of the arena, all dressed in black, in the cold of winter. De Carrouges (Matt Damon), her husband, puts on his armor, while his opponent Jacques Legris (Adam Driver) does the same. Only the voice of the announcer is heard, leaving the rest of the assembly in the suspense of this duel, before it breaks out.
The Last Duel: Ridley Scott, a French passion
The Last Duel, directed by Ridley Scott, features Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck on screen. Released in French theaters on October 13, it recorded 249,299 spectators in France. A first extract had already been unveiled, of a dispute between Jean de Carrouges and his wife.
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