The Last Duel

Just back from seeing Matt Damon and Adam Driver’s The Last Duel. An interesting movie that is told essentially as three versions of a story: the plaintiff, the defendant and the accuser.

Set in the late 1300s, Damon’s character Jean de Carrouges kicks the movie of with the battle to save a bridge at Limoges and ultimately meets the woman who will become his wife. It is around her the story revolves, her being raped and wanting to stand up, with her husband’s support and challenge her rapist.

De Carrouges suffers setback after setback in the story, and ultimately wonders who his allies are. He relies upon a long ago used challenge when appealing to King Charles VI to maintain honour, though loss would see his wife die brutally by fire.

I really liked how the movie retells the story from each person’s vantage point, details slightly adjusted to their own perception of events.

Have you seen this movie? If so, what did you think of the duel’s end? Did your opinion of events change or remain unchanged?

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