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.
|Tagline:||Fencing is a science. Loving is a passion. Duelling is an obsession.|
|Cast:||Alan Webb, Albert Finney, Alun Armstrong, Cristina Raines, Dave Hill, Diana Quick, Edward Fox, Gay Hamilton, Harvey Keitel, Jenny Runacre, John McEnery, Keith Carradine, Maurice Colbourne, Meg Wynn Owen, Pete Postlethwaite, Robert Stephens, Stacy Keach, Tom Conti|