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Beau Travail (Blu-ray)




With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis (White Material) firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time.

Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Mauvais sang’s Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (35 Shots of Rum’s Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten. Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard (Let the Sunshine In) fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema.

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Agnès Godard and approved by director Claire Denis, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack
  • New conversation between Denis and filmmaker Barry Jenkins
  • New selected scene commentary with Godard
  • New interviews with actors Denis Lavant and Grégoire Colin
  • New video essay by film scholar Judith Mayne
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu
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SKU 5050629865233
Catalogue Number CC3183BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1999
Director Claire Denis
Format Blu-Ray
Countries France
Colour Colour
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 93 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 15
BFICID_ID 150523921
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