Rape drama in medieval France reunites Affleck, Damon on big screen
VENICE : Actors and close friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reunited in 'The Last Duel', a drama about the rape of a noblewoman in medieval France directed by Ridley Scott and which premieres at the Venice Film Festival on Friday. The film tells the true story of the last lawful duel in 14th century
LinkedIn VENICE : Actors and close friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reunited in"The Last Duel", a drama about the rape of a noblewoman in medieval France directed by Ridley Scott and which premieres at the Venice Film Festival on Friday.LinkedIn LONDON: Britain has approved plans to turn away boats illegally carrying migrants to its shores, deepening a rift with France over how to deal with a surge of people risking their lives by trying to cross the Channel in small dinghies.LinkedIn PARIS: A French court on Friday (Sep 10) ordered ride-hailing service Uber to pay damages to taxi drivers whose business suffered from unlicensed competitors..
The film tells the true story of the last lawful duel in 14th century France, when two knights squared off to determine the veracity of the woman's claim that she was raped.Damon stars as the woman's husband Jean de Carrouges, fighting to avenge her and restore his family's honour by challenging his old friend-turned-rival Jacques Le Gris, played by Adam Driver.Border officials will be trained to force boats away from British waters but will deploy the new tactic only when they deem it safe, a British government official who asked not to be named said on Thursday (Sep 9).The movie had paparazzi on the Lido waterfront scrambling for a snapshot of red carpet glamour as Affleck arrived in Venice flanked by singer Jennifer Lopez, in their first outing at an official event since they recently rekindled their romance after 20 years.The business, marketed as ride-sharing, sparked the ire of traditional taxi drivers who felt the new service was threatening their livelihoods with cheap fares."Yes, I do consider myself a feminist," Affleck, who in the film plays an all-powerful, macho count, told a press conference after a screening.Related: UK, France sign new deal to stop illegal migration across Channel Home Secretary Priti Patel told French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin that stopping people making their way from France on small boats was her"number one priority".He said there were residual aspects of how in the Middle Ages women were treated not as human beings but as men's property"in the disproportionate power that men have in society" today.At the start of the pandemic, Damon and his family hunkered down in Ireland.
The film is divided in three chapters, each one written from each of the three protagonists' perspectives, with some scenes subtly tweaked and repeated to reflect the different points of view."France will not accept any practice that goes against maritime law, nor financial blackmail," the French minister tweeted.In its civil case decision on Friday, the court found that passing off untrained drivers as professionals hurt the image and the reputation of licensed taxi drivers.The film was co-written by Affleck and Damon, the first time the two actors have worked on a script together since"Good Will Hunting", with the woman's point of view written by Nicole Holofcener.(Reporting by Silvia Aloisi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) Source: Reuters.Britain's Home Office, or interior ministry, said:"We do not routinely comment on maritime operational activity.
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