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Is The Last Duel Based On A True Story? Explained


Is The Last Duel Based On A True Story? Explained: The popular film which is constructed under the direction of Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” is a 2021 historical drama. The film is currently in the talk of the town as there is speculation that the film is based on a true story. The film is based on historical events, but as it is a film there is a small change were made in translating the true story to the big and silver screen. The film narrates the story of France’s last officially recognized judicial trial by the battle between Jean de Carrouges (role played by Matt Damon) and his ex-friend turned foe, Jacques Le Gris (role played by Adam Driver). Follow Updates onĀ GetIndiaNews.com

Is The Last Duel Based On A True Story

Is The Last Duel Based On A True Story?

In the movie, the wife of Jean, Marguerite (role played by Jodie Comer), blames Le Gris for rape. When the justice fails, it directs Jean to challenge Le Gris to a double to preserve the privilege of his wife and his name while also giving him a cause to battle the man against whom he has long conducted a grievance. The events which are predicted in the movie are viewed and featured in 3 separate parts, informed from the perspectives of the main cast of The Last Duel: Marguerite, Jean, and Jacques.

Onlookers have viewed the growing split between Jacques and Jean directing up the rape, the jealousy of jean for and protectiveness of his wife or maybe his property, and the general hardship Marguerite found in being a lady in the 14th century. Following the accusation and rise of trial, proceedings could not determine a guilty party, it was then decided that they would battle a double to determine each guilt and innocence of the party. If jean defeat, it would be taken as the judgment of God and considered confirmation that Marguerite had deceived and she would have been scorched at the stake.


The script of the film was written by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck (who also featured Count Pierre d’Alencon in the movie), and Nicole Holofcener and is one of many historical films which is directed by Ridley Scott. This film is also based on the 2004 non-fiction book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France written by Eric Jager. The film maintains historical correctness for much of the movie, with a few small but remarkable changes over to add dramatic effect.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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