The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat

Have you played Assassin's Creed unity? It's a game with the storyline set in Medieval Paris where the protagonist sets out on the mission to unravel the underground secret societies of that era to avenge his father. With a similar story accounting for real-life events of Ancient Rome, ‘The Last Duel‘ is a historical drama film. The movie gives the silver screen to a pictorial representation of the nonfictional tale The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager.

The Last Duel

Facts about Movie The Last Duel

The fate of the movie is able to be produced hung in the balance as Walt Disney studios hold the rights to the movie. With the diplomatic negotiations at hand, it is but natural that, The project was initiated in 2015 only but took five years to finalize. It was filmed in an all aesthetic background, the medieval castle of Berzé-le-Châtel located in the city of love, France. Along with the crew of 300 people plus 100 extras, it was concluded in Ireland on Oct 14, 2020.

The original Novel

The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France is the novelization of the last officially recognized judicial duel fought in medieval France.
Published in 2004 by Eric Jagger, the novel narrates the tale of an epic battle between men to defend the honour of a woman. With justice prevailing in the end, the nook has fulfilled its aim of glorifying sacrifice, chivalry and honour while condemning the long-drawn practice of subjugation and harassment of women. In the centuries to follow after Le Gris' has become an important pillar of the judicial system of France.

A Gist About a Movie

It tells the story of the December 29, 1386 trial by combat (duel) in which the Norman knight Jean de Carrouges killed the squire Jacques Le Gris.

It is A judicial duel, and probably the last one—a Crooked way of justice. In the political system of the medieval era, the Feudal system favours the accused, entitled with his power and position. It is the system Where God's will exceeds equity. The movie narrates the tale of a trial by combat between Norman knight Jean de and the squire Jacques Le Gris during the rule of King Charles VI With the dignity of a woman at stake.

The fate of the rape victim hung in uncertainty upon his Husband, managing to be alive at the end of the duel as the medieval literature recounts the time of hundreds of years of war between England and France and also the time when the plague was haunting the state. French knight Jean de Carrouges married a beautiful woman Marguerite de Thibouville, not sure for love but to win commodity as she was the daughter of controversial known traitor Robert de Thibouville who for territorial disputes have in the past sided with many french kings. Le Gris was at the top of the feudal lords of the feudal system, which once was the right of Carrouges.

Carrouges lost the lawsuit, but eventually, the two subsided their feud and became friends at last. But it didn't last for long, with Le Gris intentions not any good in the near future. Le Gris, along with Louvel on 18th January 1386 end up committing the heinous crime of rape to Marguerite.

The time when raising voice was not much of choice to women. Marguerite not only raised her voice but accepted the fate of injustice if she failed to prove her claims to be false. With the Court hearing being biased, she was sentenced to be burned alive if her husband lost a duel.

The mournful plight of women that will keep you hooked on your seat filled with thrill and suspense about whether justice will be delivered or not, though in an unjust way.

Cast and Production

Starring Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges, Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris, Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges and Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d'Alençon. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

Mark your calendars for the release dates

Delayed cause of covid, wait can't be stretched more with its world premiere scheduled on 8 September 2021 at seventy-eighth Venice Film festival. The historical drama will hit the theatres on 15 October 2021.

Wrapping up

With stars like Batman's Ben Affleck and Star wars' Adam Driver on board, the movie will surely be a super hit. If you liked this post, make a comment below on your expectations from the movie and visit our website for more movie reviews.