Download THE LAST DUEL, one of this year’s greatest surprises for me. In a similar way to when I first saw THE MARTIAN in 2015. Both were of course directed by Ridley Scott, who is a very hit and miss director for me. He has created some fantastic and iconic films. ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER or GLADIATOR.
But for every great Ridley Scott film, you get some truly mediocre or even bad ones. But THE LAST DUEL felt like a great throwback to big-budget Hollywood movies that give you that strong immersion, atmosphere and the thrills and actions of another time period, while also telling a good and thought-provoking story.
This one sets in with the familiar “based on a true story” and that true story was told in the 2004 book of the same name by the American author Eric Jager. It was adapted for the screen by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, which also makes this the first movie that the latter two have written together, since their Oscar-winning GOOD WILL HUNTING.
The titular LAST DUEL has been the last legally sanctioned duel in the history of France. It happened in 1386 between the knight Jean de Carrouges, played by Matt Damon, and his friend and squire Jacques Le Gris, played by Adam Driver, after Carrouges’ wife Marguerite, played by Jodie Comer, claimed to have been raped by Le Gris. It was a duel to death and its depiction frames this movie version.
We enter right when the fight is about to begin, just to then get this elaborate flashback chapter structure with the first chapter being titled “The Truth according to Jean de Carrouges, Matt Damon’s character. And because we get that as the chapter title, it’s also no spoiler, that we can immediately safely assume that there will also be at least “The Truth according to Jacques Le Gris”, Adam Driver’s character.
Which makes THE LAST DUEL kind of a modern version, or medieval version, of Akira Kurosawa’s classic 1950 film RASHOMON, in which we also see a crucial event from different perspectives. And the rape of a young wife is also at the centre of that story. But maybe surprisingly, that doesn’t actually mean that THE LAST DUEL is some kind of mystery.
The crucial events are really not up for debate and there isn’t a big twist in the usual sense. And when you realize that, you might think, so what’s the point of telling the story from different perspectives? Well, in doing so it is actually dealing really well with its themes and I guess it’s kind of needless to say, but with the #MeToo movement just happening a few years ago, the film is really timely and I think it does a great job in telling this particular story and shining a light on the mechanisms and gender relations of our patriarchal society.
The Last Duel | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios
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