The 14th century saw France’s knight John de Carrouge (Matt Damon), pressuring King Charles VI to defeat the squire, Jacques Le Gris. Margaret, his wife (Judy Comer), claimed that the latter had raped them.
In this age, women are not considered to be equals and rape can be considered an infringement on her husband’s rights. French law states that God blesses the duel and will not allow the guilty to win.
If John loses, it is a sign that God has rejected his request. His wife will then be stripped naked and beaten, and then burned alive.
To tell the story, Damon & Ben Affleck reunited 25 years ago when they won the best original screenplay for “Goodwill Hunting.”
They tell the story through three perspectives in three acts: The knight, the squire, or the margaret.
They approached Nicole Holofcener (“rich friend”) to discuss her point-of-view.
Scott fought a brutal and violent final fight for the climate duel. It was unlike anything Scott had ever seen. This is, indeed, the final duel. France discredited the idea that God decides who wins.
“In our adaptation Eric Jager’s book, he described this duel in great detail-because that was recorded in history,” Da Meng, 50 years old, said.
“It’s a very popular thing. It’s not cinematic, because these men are mostly in large tin cans. These tiny eye slits are all they can see. It doesn’t look very good.
“So Ridley kept the bones of the duel—the duel did happen.”
They played three games. They got up and dismounted. They got daggers, swords, and axes.
It is all true. Rob Inch, our stunt coordinator with Ridley was the one who created this amazing choreography and they were able to figure out how to film it.
It’s great to work with great people. They retain the spirit and true events of the duel. In our movie, the same person who won in History wins.”
Affleck remarked, “All these are in the exact same way.”