The Duellists Movie Review Summary

Actors: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox, Christina Raines, Robert Stephens, Tom Conti, John McEnery, Diana Quick, Alun Armstrong

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An unfortunate incident between two Napoleonic Lieutenants becomes a long-running feud as the years pass, both advance in the ranks up to General, keep running into each other, and are somehow never able to resolve their duel to mutual satisfaction. Ridley Scott's first major movie. Lots of good, realistic swordfighting and contemplation of the meaning of honor.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Training/Promotion story?    -   Yes Kinds of training/promotion:    -   military

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany    -   Russia    -   France Forest?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York) Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   frozen    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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