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865 Ratings

The Duellists

Directed by Ridley Scott
United Kingdom, 1977
Action, Adventure, Drama


Set during the grand, sweeping Napoleonic age, an officer in the French army insults another officer and sets off a life-long enmity. The two officers, D’Hubert and Feraud, cross swords time and time again in an attempt to achieve justice and preserve their honor.

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The Duellists Directed by Ridley Scott

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1977 | Winner: Best First Work

BAFTA Awards

1979 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

David di Donatello Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Foreign Director

Critics reviews

…The Duellists explores its own unique thematic terrain and limns its characters’ psychology with a perspicacity that’s all its own…
April 25, 2013
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