PG | | Drama, War
A small feud between two Napoleonic officers evolves into a decades-long series of duels.
Playing lovers D'Hubert and Adèle, Keith Carradine and Cristina Raines had recently played love interests on Nashville (1975).
The duellist demands satisfaction. Honour, for him, is an appetite. This story is about an eccentric kind of hunger. It is a true story and begins in the year that Napoleon Bonaparte became ruler of France.
In the opening scene, Harvey Keitel's character's sword strikes home in the upper chest (near the heart) of his opponent, then the film cuts to a side view of the opponent depicting the sword as having entered his stomach area.
Opening credits prologue: STRASBOURG 1800