France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with the hot-headed, irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels, spanning several years.
|基思·卡拉丹 (Keith Carradine)||饰||Armand d'Hubert|
|哈威·凯特尔 (Harvey Keitel)||饰||Gabriel Feraud|
|阿尔伯特·芬尼 (Albert Finney)||饰||Fouché|
|爱德华·福克斯 (Edward Fox)||饰||Colonel|
|克里斯蒂娜·雷恩斯 (Cristina Raines)||饰||Adèle|
"The Duellists" is based on a story written by Joseph Conrad, which, according to the author, was itself based on a true story whose origins sprang from a ten-line paragraph in a small Southern France local newspaper. That brief paragraph reported the fatal ending of a duel between two officers in Napoleon's Grand Army. The two officers had fought a series of duels in the midst of great wars on some futile pretext. As the pretext was never disclosed, Conrad invented one.We are in 1800, in the garrison town of Strasbourg, on the Rhine. There is a lull in the Napoleonic wars, and the French sold…
Fencing is a science. Loving is a passion. Duelling is an obsession.
- 声音混合： Mono
- 纵横比：1.37 : 1 (negative r
|出品公司||Scott Free Enterprises (made by) (as Scott Free Enterprises 6-10 Lexington Street London W1R 3HS England)|
|National Film Finance Consortium (in association with) (as The National Film Finance Consortium Of London England)|
|Enigma Productions (as An Enigma Production)|
|National Film Finance Corporation (NFFC) (as The National Film Finance Consortium of London England)|
|发行公司||Esselte CIC Video (1983) (VHS) (Belgium)|
|Video MPA (dubbed) (VHS) (Canada)|
|Cinema International Corporation (CIC) (1978) (Theatrical) (West Germany)|
- Because of the limited budget, the film was shot entirely on-location in France, England, and Scotland. No sets or buildings were built at all. Every building in the movie was an existing structure.
- The film's source short story by 约瑟夫·康拉德, was based on a true story of two real-life French Hussar officers, who regularly fought real duels together during the reign of 拿破仑·波拿巴. Nick Evangelista said of this real-life story in "The Encyclopedia of the Sword": "As a young officer in Napoleon's Army, Dupont was ordered to deliver a disagreeable message to a fellow officer, Fournier, a rabid duelist. Fournier, taking out his subsequent rage on the messenger, challenged Dupont to a duel. This sparked a succession of encounters, waged with sword and pistol, that spanned decades. The contest was eventually resolved when Dupont was able to overcome Fournier in a pistol duel, forcing him to promise never to bother him again."
- During the scene where D'Hubert (基思·卡拉丹) asks Adèle (克里斯蒂娜·雷恩斯) to marry him, she starts to laugh. This laughter was not intentional. According to director 雷德利·斯科特, she actually had a hard time keeping a straight face since one of the horses had a huge erection.