Archive of films Edge of the Blade / Une affaire d'honneur

2023, 101 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2023


Paris, 1887. Duels have been officially outlawed but are still regular practice. For many, they are the only way to defend their honor. Fencing master Clément Lacaze tries in vain to prevent his nephew from engaging in an uneven duel with the more experienced Colonel Berchère. Marie-Rose Astié de Valsayre, a feminist fighting for women’s equality, tries to show that honor is not just a male affair. Actor and director Vincent Perez’s historical film makes excellent use of various forms of duels  – with épées, pistols, and sabres on horseback.

Ondřej Kopřiva

About the director

Vincent Perez

Vincent Perez (1962, Lausanne, Switzerland). Filmography: L’échange (1992, short), Rien à dire (1999, short), Scénarios sur la drogue (2000, TV series), Once Upon an Angel (Peau d’ange, 2002), The Secret (Si j’étais toi, 2007), Alone in Berlin (Jeder stirbt für sich allein, 2016), The Edge of the Blade (Une affaire d’honneur, 2023).


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Vincent Perez
Screenplay: Karine Silla Perez, Vincent Perez
Dir. of Photography: Lucie Baudinaud
Sound: Lucien Balibar
Editor: Sylvie Lager
Art Director: Jean Philippe Moreaux
Producer: Sidonie Dumas
Production: Gaumont
Cast: Roschdy Zem, Doria Tillier, Vincent Perez, Guillaume Gallienne, Damien Bonnard
Sales: Gaumont


Vincent Perez

Film Director

Karine Perez

Actress / Screenwritter


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