The Last Duel (18)
13 November 2021
Based on actual events, this impressive film examines France’s last sanctioned duel between respected knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Norman squire Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), two friends turned bitter rivals. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite (Jodie Comer), is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent and her husband takes the law into his own hands. Told in chapters, revealing each of the three protagonists’ perspectives, followed by the thumping combat itself, this is a bold and exciting film which examines history through modern eyes.