Directed by Ridley Scott. With Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox. A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved.
The Duellists, Ridley Scott's first film. Extraordinary film about two men who engage in a series of duels of the years. It is painterly and beautifully acted, with explosive bursts of authentic, bloody swordplay.