The Last Duel

The Last Duel ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Misogyny often perpetuates itself by co-opting the battle against misogyny into its own misogynistic framework.

Marguerite is spared and that is undeniably the better outcome, but the misogynistic framework around her hasn't given an inch. The conflation of the winning of the duel with "The will of god" is important: "god's will" is decided by the winner of a violent conflict because the god invoked here is strength through violent aggression, and it is that god that both men worship.