Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel star in this dramatic film about two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in a series of duels. The duels begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion that rules the lives of both men for a period of 30 years. Based on Joseph Conrad's story, The Duellists explores the themes of obsession, honor and violence. This visually breathtaking film weaves a compelling story through to an unexpected outcome. It was awarded "Best Debut Film" at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings

92% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.2/10
  • Fresh 22
  • Rotten 2

Critics Consensus: Rich, stylized visuals work with effective performances in Ridley Scott's take on Joseph Conrad's Napoleonic story, resulting in an impressive feature film debut for the director.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Released
Copyright
™ and © 1977 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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