The Last Duel (18) film at Number 8, Pershore
This cinematic and thought-provoking drama, set in the midst of the Hundred Years War, explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the courage of one woman who stands alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, this film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and Jacques Le Gris (Adam Driver), two friends turned bitter rivals.
Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite (Jodie Comer – Killing Eve), is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a gruelling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in the balance.
Directed by Ridley Scott.
Friday 19 & Saturday 20 November – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50 (£8.00)
(plus 80p per ticket fee if booked online)
For more information visit Number 8 ‘s website.