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