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Directed by Claire Denis

Directed by Claire Denis

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Inspired by Herman Melville's Billy Budd, filmmaker Claire Denis' Beau Travail is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the world of the French Foreign Legion.

Denis Lavant stars as Galoup, a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain (Grégoire Colin) attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant (Michael Subor). Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a course of action that leads towards his own undoing.

Director Denis creates a palpable, escalating sense of tension which underlies the exquisite cinematography of Agnès Godard, whose bold visual style vividly and beautifully frames the gracefu, sensual movement of the soldiers' bodies as they go through their training regime. A powerful examination of masculinity, Beau Travail  builds mesmerically to an unforgettable climax. 

 

Inspired by Herman Melville's Billy Budd, filmmaker Claire Denis' Beau Travail is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the world of the French Foreign Legion.

Denis Lavant stars as Galoup, a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain (Grégoire Colin) attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant (Michael Subor). Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a course of action that leads towards his own undoing.

Director Denis creates a palpable, escalating sense of tension which underlies the exquisite cinematography of Agnès Godard, whose bold visual style vividly and beautifully frames the gracefu, sensual movement of the soldiers' bodies as they go through their training regime. A powerful examination of masculinity, Beau Travail  builds mesmerically to an unforgettable climax. 

 

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SKU 5021866640303
Catalogue Number ART640DVD
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1998
Director Claire Denis
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Artificial Eye
Countries France
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour
Sound Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 90 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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