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Movie Criticism of the Last Duel; Against or a supporter of the Mito movement?

BingMag.com <b>Movie</b> <b>Criticism</b> of the <b>Last</b> Duel; <b>Against</b> or a <b>supporter</b> of the <b>Mito</b> movement?

If "The Last Duel" is one of Ridley Scott's two new films without background and knowledge of the true story on which the film is based. You see, it takes about twenty minutes to communicate with it. This almost long introduction goes from the introduction of the protagonist and anti-hero to the arrival of the protagonist in the shadows, during the rough and dark sequences of medieval wars, and the relatively vague dialogues between the main characters (the filmmaker is in a hurry to reach the climax). Does not have much time to tell the story). But from the very beginning, with the opening sequence, which is in fact the beginning of the final chapter of the story, and the subsequent atmosphere, the audience is confronted with a cold, violent and cruel narrative of the real events and cases of the fourteenth century, the Last legal Duel in French history. Violence prepares.

Warning: There is a risk of leaking the story in the critique of "The Last Duel".

Last time two men in France were sentenced to face-to-face alone on the battlefield, legitimacy They prove themselves to have been in defense of a woman's honor and dignity. To understand that the main story is not about the friendship of two sworn loyal warriors, but in the footsteps of the king, which is about ambition, power-seeking, and ultimately betrayal, one must consider the seemingly incomplete narrative, the seemingly irrelevant incoherent sequences, and even the occasional joke. No need to worry; "Reality" is to be told from two more perspectives to make the puzzle pieces of the first one-third of the film complete, but the puzzle more complicated.

In fourteenth-century Normandy, two knights named Jean de Carouge (Matt Damon) And Jacques Lou Gray (Adam Driver), the second godfather of the first son, fights for the king. He is plagued by the loss of two wives and his son, he loses a war, he has financial problems, he loses his father and all his privileges, including part of the inheritance and dowry of his wife Margaret (Judy Kummer). The two carousels, which have a history of saving John Loury Gray in the war, over the years because of Loury Gray's close friendship and utilitarian relationship with Kenneth Pierre El Nekon (Ben Affleck), which gives Lucky's inherited backgrounds and titles to Lou Gray. If he surrenders, he becomes hostile to him. In the aftermath, Margaret accuses Lou Gray of rape, and two carousels summon him to trial through a fight.

"The Last Duel" Putting on an important topic, citing real but old records, when it should have come out right, does not succeed in attracting the audience and becomes an absolute business failure. Twenty-one years after their first successful screenplay and, of course, screenplay, Matt Will Damon and Ben Affleck co-star in "Good Will Hunting," with Nicole Holofsner, a student of Martin Scorsese, for the screenplay "Can You Make Me?" Can You Ever Forgive Me? Had done. And since medieval woman litigation is a modern step because of the greatest oppression that can be done to her and is still not accepted in any civilized human society, the connection between the two cannot be considered very illogical. What better way to re-read a file that could easily have been forgotten than to use it symbolically in a modern movement? Nearly seven hundred years have passed since this symbolic event, but if we put the true course of the main story next to the narrative of the creators of "The Last Duel", the story is the same. It is a patriarchal society to pass by, to rape a woman who is the daughter of a traitorous but forgiven man and the wife of one of these men, bearing the stigma of her father's betrayal of the king on her forehead, the inheritance for which she married a heroic and noble man. Lost, he is aware of his wife (and later himself) weakness in front of the master's trusted friend, and now his already stained skirt has become more contaminated by this clever and abusive friend.

BingMag.com <b>Movie</b> <b>Criticism</b> of the <b>Last</b> Duel; <b>Against</b> or a <b>supporter</b> of the <b>Mito</b> movement?

The "Last Duel" battle is a male battle. The woman in this transaction is nothing more than a tool to prove male power, and makes this tragedy even more painful.

What connects the form and content of the film's narrative with the Mito movement is precisely the perspective of each narrative. The first narrative, from the point of view of the two cartoons, is the initial news-like and conservative narrative presented by a rape case in the context of patriarchal societies. The second narrative from the point of view of Jacques Lou Gray, who not only accuses the woman of complicity in advancing the incident, but also invites her to remain silent by intimidating her into revealing this bitter secret, is the position of the aggressor defendants in today's patriarchal society. Takes. The third narrative, from Margaret's point of view, is the familiar situation in which a woman suing the Mito movement finds herself: confronting and talking to a man, and here a powerful rival to her husband, formed by the woman because of commonalities and intentions to measure her, and giving a ceremonial smile. The woman is given the green light by the man to protect the interests of the family. The same misunderstandings lead to possible rape. In this case, John is even invited to remain silent by his homosexuals, if he does not prove his legitimacy, he will not have a life to continue, and most importantly, he has no evidence to prove his claim, and there is even important evidence Against him in this story; Her pregnancy, which authorities consider to be the result of rape due to the fact that the woman did not become pregnant before it happened. Because from their point of view, pregnancy can only happen if the woman is completely satisfied with the intercourse (before, in the woman's narration, her doctor also points to the same point, and the woman, ironically, even has an idea of satisfaction with her husband). No.) So, the accusation of rape itself is rejected and the woman is actually accused of adultery.

Lou Gray had pointed out, plotting Against him. Nothing in any way benefits the victim of this oppression. This case, as Jean de Carouge's mother tells her bride, can easily and should be forgotten, because how many women have gone through such a bitter experience, but for the sake of preserving the honor, dignity and interests of their husbands and families. They are silent. Or, as Loury asks the woman, it should be covered, because exposing it will not have a happy ending. Is not it a familiar scenario?

This is how a woman finds herself in the face of a world in which her husband sees her as his property and the stain of his honor is in fact the stain of the man's honor, and his lover expresses his love in the form of He rapes her, sees her alone, but dares her, does not remain silent, and, by the time, has no choice but to take refuge with the man and send him to the battlefield alone and possibly to his death. Even if it comes at the cost of losing his life; However, before raising the issue of rape with his wife and deciding to make it public, he is not aware of the consequences that will befall him if his legitimacy is not proven. While the women of the Mito movement stubbornly believe that it is not the men who will represent their rights, medieval women have no choice but to accept this chance-based option. Let my wife's luck and arm strength, equestrianism and fighting spirit defend my position. But the film does not even defend this position, and the woman's gaze after the end of the Duel and the conclusion of the result that goes behind the man on horseback in the crowd, says it all: the right has not reached the right, only the lost reputation of a man to He is back.

By choosing this ending for the story, the filmmaker focuses the lens on what actually needs to be under the magnifying glass. That rape, if it happened, was not really because of the lust of an ambitious and powerful man in Marguerite, or in the laziness of a woman in Louise, who has no place in the cold, self-centered world of her husband and no children, the result of male rivalry. Is. Basically, the battle is a men's battle. The woman in this transaction is nothing more than a tool to prove male power and makes this tragedy even more painful. Dogs (Peking) is the right and smart choice for this story. When it comes to a crime, it is best to define the story from the perspective of all those involved. Especially at a time when people in the community are in favor of a holistic view of an issue; This makes it easier for them to become judges. Of course, the film, with all the subtleties and details that it has in all three narratives, is hit in the storytelling from here and leaves questions in the mind that will not be answered until the end of the film. The issue is the choice of puzzle pieces that are given to the audience in each narrative. The two remain strong, and only the angle of view has changed - which can greatly aid the judgment system in the audience's mind. Given that in the narrative of the woman herself, the husband is a cold, heartless man who trusts the woman, the mother-in-law's vacancy despite the husband's insistence on not leaving the wife alone, a view that in all three narratives is Margaret's first encounter. It is exchanged with Loury, the woman who tells her friend about the stupidity of all men, and most importantly, the mysterious look of the woman in the final sequence of the film while staring into the distance with her child, has the ability to attract the audience. Women (and even mothers and men) are suspicious. If the filmmaker has chosen to include some details in one narrative but omit them from another, he or she can omit other important details from the film altogether.

So it is natural for the audience to ask themselves if all Is this a calculated female (or maternal) plan to restore the lost power of the husband (son) and preserve the land? If the film ends with such a conclusion, it will run counter to the arrogant justice of the Mito movement. Perhaps this is one of the reasons for not attracting the audience of the film (except for the inappropriate release time and poor publicity); Either he is so involved in covering all aspects of the Mito movement that he can not stand on the values and beliefs of the same group that he considers to be his target audience, or he is under the illusion of conspiracy and is too pessimistic about this group. (Ridley Scott blames the millennial generation, those born in the late 1970s to the 2000s, who "do not like to learn anything but mobile"). It is shown in the film that there is enough for the audience to sympathize even with the person accused of rape. An audience that, unlike the characters in the story, is aware of his allegiance to his longtime friend to the master, and according to his narrative, does not see what the woman calls rape "against the woman's will"; A phrase that Louie Gray emphasizes. And because after the end of the duel, he sees the show of power of two cartoons in front of his lifeless naked body, so humble, stretched on the ground, it may even feel sorry for him and he dies for nothing and in fact he is not guilty, that The victim knows. Of course, he should have the same feeling towards the two carousels, but where the film is looking at this character, it does not put the audience in such a situation in front of this character. On the contrary, in all his actions, from claiming property that does not legally belong to him to dying in support of his wife, he uses only one thought in the mind of today's audience: he is a symbol of a system that sacrifices everything for its own stability. p>

The Last Duel Movie Trailer

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Nicole Holofsner, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
Actors: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Judy Kummer
Director of Photography: Dariusz Wolski
Music : Harry Gregson-Williams
Synopsis: In medieval France, a knight named Jean de Carouge invited his friend Jacques Lou Gray to a court Duel over his alleged rape of his wife Margaret. he does. The events leading up to the Duel are divided into three chapters in which the views of each of the three are narrated.
IMDB rating for the film: 7.5 out of 10
Tomitoz: 86 out of 100
Author Score: 3 out of 5

Film Criticism The attack reflects the author's personal views and is not necessarily BingMag's position.

Source: Hollywood Insider , Far Out Magazine

Tags: movie, criticism, last, duel, against, supporter, mito, movement

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