As Napoleon rises to power in France, two soldiers become mortal enemies and duel over 16 years. Why? In a post-modern twist, the exact reason is not known, to either one. Keitel's Feraud is an enigmatic savage. Seductively mad, he represents our base instincts. Carradine as honorable Armand is the thinking man; a prisoner of society. THE DUELLISTS captures their bizarre rivalry with thundering, overwhelming beauty.