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still from Beau travail (Claire Denis, FR 1999)

Beau travail

Claire Denis / FR, 1999 / 92 min.

Claire Denis transformed a Foreign Legion sergeant’s memories into sensual, trance-evoking images, often of pure beauty. Amid the azure blue waters and the son-drenched desert landscapes of Djibouti he sows the seeds of his own demise.

poster Beau travail (Claire Denis, FR 1999)
In the much-lauded Beau travail (never released in the Netherlands) the broken sergeant Galoup (Denis Lavant) looks back on his tumultuous time in the Foreign Legion from his home in Marseille. The sensual, trance-inducing images shot by camera woman Agnès Godard are accompanied by a bizarre, yet compelling mix of opera-like sounds, disco and old legionnaires’ songs.

Details

Director

Claire Denis

Production year

1999

Country

FR

Original title

Beau travail

Length

92 min.

Language

French

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

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still from Beau travail (Claire Denis, FR 1999)
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