The Duellists (1977)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The Duellists is based on a story by Joseph Conrad, variously titled The Duel and The Point of Honour. Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel play officers in Napoleon's army -- D'Hubert and Feraud, respectively -- who spend their off-hours challenging each other to bloody duels. This goes on for nearly 16 years, with neither man showing any inclination of calling a truce. The final clash finds the gentlemanly D'Hubert getting the upper hand of the obsessed Feraud -- but that's not quite the end of the story. The Duellists was the debut feature for director Ridley Scott; it won the Cannes Film Festival prize for Best First Film.

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duel, feud, honor [recognition], officer, war

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High Artistic Quality, High Production Values