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Nicole Holofcener – The Last Duel #Venezia78

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How to write a film on the first ever trial for rape in history? let’s hear it form the screenwriter Nicole Holofcener.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Nicole Holofcener, screenwiter of the film The Last Duel.

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Nicole Holofcener wrote The Last Duel by Ridley Scott together with matta Damon and Ben Affleck. Taken from a book, the story of a woman who first in history , in the 13th century, wanted to speak out about being raped. A feminist film narrated from three points of view and an historical accuracy and richness that only Ridley Scott can provide.

The Last Duel: A gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. The historical epic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, 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 grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Nicole Holofcener
  • Interviewee role
    Screenwriter
  • Film title
    The Last Duel
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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