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When knights land in the MeToo era: "The Last Duel"

Hollywood stars in knight armor: That could have been embarrassing. But director Ridley Scott hits the right note.

Berlin – A knight film, now, in the year 2021 – do we really need that? In fact, however, Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” is not a classic historical ham. Instead, the film about the Middle Ages, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck, turns out to be an extremely topical work.

Damon plays a knight whose wife is raped by a squire. She wants to report justice and the case. The film tells the story from three different perspectives. “The Last Duel” is based on true events: It is said to be one of the first recorded cases in history in which a woman resisted rape. In addition, it was the last court-ordered duel in France.

(The Last Duel, USA 2021, 152 min., FSK oA, by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, no website) dpa

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