“The Last Duel”, a historical drama that brings together Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck was filmed in Dordogne during the winter of 2020. It will be released in theaters on October 13th.
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Heritage lovers will not be mistaken. Ridley Scott’s latest film gives pride of place to the Dordogne and its castles. More than 40 years after making his first film The Duelists (1976), lhe British director has returned to the region.
In the trailer for Last duel, just revealed, oWe can distinguish the snow-covered Fénelon castle, the interiors from that of Beynac or the bastide of Monpazier.
The filming of this Hollywood blockbuster drew hundreds of extras in the winter of 2020, all eager to appear alongside a five-star cast that reunites Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck. In Sarlat, a small town in the south of the Dordogne, traders still remember the event. Like this restaurateur who served Matt Damon a burger between takes.
I tried to be natural as I do for all of my clients, but I was definitely impressed. They knew how to put me at ease too.Stephanie Martel
restorer of Sarlat
With this trailer, a first veil is lifted on this tragic story told by Ridley Scott. The Last Duel is the story of reparation in the blood after the rape of a woman by her husband’s best friend. A scenario taken from a true story set in the Hundred Years War.
The film’s release, postponed due to the coronavirus epidemic, is scheduled for October 13, 2021.
Based on real events, the film unveils old hypotheses on the last known judicial duel in France – also called “Judgment of God” – between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends who over time have become bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight, known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles of the court. When Marguerite, Carrouges’ wife, is violently attacked by Le Gris – an accusation that the latter rejects – she refuses to remain silent, not hesitating to denounce her attacker and to impose herself in an act of bravery and defiance. which puts his life in danger. The ensuing ordeal – a grueling duel to the death – places the destiny of each in the hands of God.