Day: June 25, 2021

Monpazier Flower Market, Dordogne France

Step in the world of Ridley Scott’s new film, The Last Duel, with a visit to Montpazier, France

The success of the musical Hamilton created renewed interest in the duel: the gentleman’s code of honour reflected in “man to man” combat that for centuries was relied on to settle issues of insult or other differences. What seems to the modern mind a bizarre practice provides the narrative for Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Last Duel, starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It is an historical drama based on the book by Eric Jager that tells the story of the last legal duel allowed in France which took place in 1386.

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