The Last Duel

The Last Duel is a phenomenal film in the amount of detail portrayed by all three parties’ perspectives, The Husband, The Accused, and The Victim.


The husband, Jean de Carrouges (played by Matt Damon) is known throughout France as a brave and skilled knight who feared nothing and would gladly fight till his last breath in the name of the King.


The accused, Jacques Le Gris (played by Adam Driver) is a squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in the court.


The victim, Marguerite de Carrouges (played by Jodie Comer) is the daughter of the controversial known traitor Robert de Thibouville who had sided against multiple French Kings in territorial disputes.


From what we are shown in chapter one, you would think all things were rainbow and sunshine in the house of Carrouges. Jean is seen as a good, providing husband whose blindly caught by love at first sight by Marguerite however not all things are what they seem on the surface.


Jacques Le Gris also portrayed the behavior of having everything that he needs, fame, money, and respect. It would seem straight out to look absurd for any woman to claim rape charges against a man who had women roped around his fingers for as long as he’s been a squire.


Marguerite de Carrouges was such a strong-willed individual and that is one of the reasons both men could not resist her, she was well versed and educated, she held herself at the utmost highest esteem and knew what to say and when to say it.
Her kindness and sweet nature made it easy for people to like and respect her, even when her husband did not satisfy her in bed, she would not talk ill will on her husband, a truly remarkable woman if you ask me.


Jean even though being known throughout the whole of France as a knight, the man had ambitions, it’s clear from the testimonies heard in court that Jean only married Marguerite for the land her father would give to the man who married her and the disappointment and rage was shown when he was denied any of it.
He behaved exactly as you would expect from a man who enjoyed fighting, had no compassion for others, and demanded respect. It was either his way or no way. As did Jacques, with his new position in power and having close ties with the most powerful man in the land made him think he could have anything he wanted.


This film had some of the most beautiful scenes I’ve seen all year, not to forget the script and plot twists in all the chapters. With a runtime of over 2hours, it sure didn’t feel like it.


Brilliant acting cast and directing only complement each other, a truly marvelous film to see.


Thank you for reading…


Director - Ridley Scott

"We all thought it was a terrific script, and we made it. You can’t win all the time. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve never had one regret on any movie I’ve ever made."

Jean de Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery on the battlefield. Jacques Le Gris is a squire whose eloquence makes him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Le Gris viciously assaults Carrouges’ wife, she steps forward to accuse her attacker and the events that follow forever change history as we know it.
Jodie Comer
Matt Damon
Adam Driver
Ben Affleck
Alex Lawther

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