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Not to be confused with ''{{Film/Duel}}'', another directorial debut by another [[Creator/StevenSpielberg prominent director]].
6th Nov '16 6:58:17 PM JamesAustin
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* TheDeterminator: Feraud turns down several opportunities to end the feud in a face-saving manner.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Feraud turns down several opportunities to end the feud in a face-saving manner.
18th Oct '16 7:58:25 PM nombretomado
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* NonIdleRich: Adele's uncle, the Chevalier became a bootmaker after the FrenchRevolution. Even after the monarchy was restored and he became an aristocrat again he still makes boots and offers to do so for d'Hubert when he first meets him.

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* NonIdleRich: Adele's uncle, the Chevalier became a bootmaker after the FrenchRevolution.UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. Even after the monarchy was restored and he became an aristocrat again he still makes boots and offers to do so for d'Hubert when he first meets him.
14th Oct '16 2:17:19 PM MarkLungo
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Two French cavalry officers in Napoleon's Grande Armée have a disagreement. It can only be resolved, of course, with a duel. And another, and another, and another, as they meet half a dozen times over more than a decade. They duel with cavalry sabres, with smallswords, with pistols. Despite their failure to kill one another, the fiery Gabriel Féraud keeps challenging the cool, more rational Armand d'Hubert, long after Féraud has forgotten the original slight.

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Two French cavalry officers in Napoleon's UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's Grande Armée have a disagreement. It can only be resolved, of course, with a duel. And another, and another, and another, as they meet half a dozen times over more than a decade. They duel with cavalry sabres, with smallswords, with pistols. Despite their failure to kill one another, the fiery Gabriel Féraud keeps challenging the cool, more rational Armand d'Hubert, long after Féraud has forgotten the original slight.



* FireForgedFriends: Averted; even fighting together against {{Cossacks}} during the frozen hell of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow isn't enough to make Feraud put aside his grievance.

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* FireForgedFriends: Averted; even fighting together against {{Cossacks}} UsefulNotes/{{Cossacks}} during the frozen hell of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow isn't enough to make Feraud put aside his grievance.
13th Sep '16 2:19:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** d'Hubert also has his honor to think about, which is why he keeps ''accepting'' the foolish challenges. But d'Hubert [[spoiler:also keeps Feraud - who sided with Napoleon - from imprisonment after Waterloo, becoming essentially the last person left who cares about Feraud's fate.]]

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** d'Hubert also has his honor to think about, which is why he keeps ''accepting'' the foolish challenges. But d'Hubert [[spoiler:also keeps Feraud - who sided with Napoleon - from imprisonment execution after Waterloo, becoming essentially the last person left who cares about Feraud's fate.]]
13th Sep '16 2:18:45 AM Az_Tech341
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* SelfServingMemory: After dueling each other for nearly 15 years, Feraud has long forgotten the original cause of his quarrel with d'Hubert (who hasn't), which was Feraud feeling insulted when d'Hubert arrested him for another duel while Feraud was enjoying the company of a female host at her salon. When he's reminded of this by d'Hubert through an intermediate, he actually rewrites his own memory to make d'Hubert an outspoken anti-Bonapartist.

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* SelfServingMemory: [[PlayingWithATrope Implied]]. After dueling each other for nearly 15 years, Feraud has long forgotten the original cause of his quarrel with d'Hubert (who hasn't), which was Feraud feeling insulted when d'Hubert arrested him for another duel while Feraud was enjoying the company of a female host at her salon. When he's reminded of this by d'Hubert through an intermediate, he actually rewrites his own memory to make d'Hubert an outspoken anti-Bonapartist.
13th Sep '16 2:17:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadassMustache: Both of the leads. Also Badass Pigtails... what?
** BraidsOfAction: As cavalry officers (Hussars), they wear those elaborate braids (plaits) in front of the ears to reduce the damage of sword wounds to the head.

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* BadassMustache: Both of the leads. Also Badass Pigtails... what?
** BraidsOfAction: As cavalry officers (Hussars), they wear those elaborate braids (plaits) in front of the ears to reduce the damage of sword wounds to the head.
Pigtails.


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* BraidsOfAction: As cavalry officers (Hussars), they wear those elaborate braids (plaits) in front of the ears to reduce the damage of sword wounds to the head.
13th Sep '16 2:14:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfServingMemory: After dueling each other for nearly 15 years, Feraud has long forgotten the original cause of his quarrel with d'Hubert (who hasn't), which was Feraud feeling insulted when d'Hubert arrested him for another duel while Feraud was enjoying the company of a female host at her salon. When he's reminded of this by d'Hubert through an intermediate, he actually rewrites his own memory to make d'Hubert an outspoken anti-Bonapartist.
25th Jul '16 10:46:52 AM JackG
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* DoorSlamsYou: Feraud slams the door in front of d'Hubert when he tries to walk away from his challenge, not knowing (or likely caring) that his mistress gets hit by the door.



* ThereWasADoor: Feraud slams the door in front of d'Hubert when he tries to walk away from his challenge, not knowing (or likely caring) that his mistress gets hit by the door.
9th Jun '16 2:56:06 PM Az_Tech341
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* BackToBackBadasses: [[PlayingWithATrope Enforced and subverted]] when the fifth duel is interrupted by Cussacks amid the snowy forests of western Russia. d'Hubert and Feraud abandon their duel and use their pistols to kill and/or route the Cussacks, creating one instance where they shoot the same enemy with opposite arms thereby spreading their backs against one-another. After they successfully route the Cussacks and agree to duel later, d'Hubert offers Feraud some liquor to celebrate their collaborative success, but Feraud almost completely ignores it.
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