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In 1800, as Napoleon Bonaparte rises to power in France, a rivalry erupts between Armand and Gabriel, two lieutenants in the French Army, over a perceived insult. For over a decade, they engage in a series of duels amidst larger conflicts, including the failed French invasion of Russia in 1812, and shifts in the political and social systems of Europe.

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Directed by

Ridley Scott

Written by

Joseph Conrad (Story)
Gerald Vaughan-Hughes (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Fencing is a science. Loving is a passion. Duelling is an obsession.

Cast

Keywords

fencing 19th century based on short story napoleonic wars pistol duel cossack sword duel russian front waterloo strasbourg

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