About the film
cossack fencing russian front napoleonic wars based on short story pistol duel sword duel 19th century waterloo strasbourg
Release Date: August 31, 1977
|Slogan||:||«Fencing is a science. Loving is a passion. Duelling is an obsession.»|
|Production Companies||:||Enigma Productions, Paramount|
|Producers||:||Mary Selway, Ivor Powell, David Puttnam|
|Writers||:||Joseph Conrad, Gerald Vaughan-Hughes|
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.