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Beau Travail

Beau Travail

Denis Lavant
Director: Claire Denis Cast: Denis Lavant
Denis Lavant
, Michel Subor
Michel Subor
, Grégoire Colin
Grégoire Colin
Claire Denis
Beau Travail

Beau Travail

Denis Lavant
Director: Claire Denis Cast: Denis Lavant
Denis Lavant
, Michel Subor
Michel Subor
, Grégoire Colin
Grégoire Colin
Claire Denis

Blu-ray (Color)

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Overview

In this military drama, a military man finds his position of prominence questioned when a new recruit wins the commander's favor. Galoup (Denis Lavant) is an officer at a French Foreign Legion outpost in the Gulf of Dijbouti, where he enjoys a close relationship with the Commanding Officer (Michel Subor) and works with a team of fit young men who work hard all day and play hard all night. When Sentain (Gregoire Colin), a new recruit, joins the troops, Galoup believes that it upsets the delicate balance between the C.O. and the other men. Sentain is well-liked by his comrades for his good humor and selfless nature, and his virtues make him the C.O.'s new favorite. Galoup is jealous of the attention Sentain receives, and he devises a plan to discredit Sentain in the eyes of the other men and have him drummed out of the service. Galoup's plot is found out, however, and Galoup is stripped of his rank and sent home. Beau Travail was loosely based on Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville, though disco dancing did not figure quite as prominently in Melville's novella.


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Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2020
UPC: 0715515251013
Original Release: 1999
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 9,684

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, supervised by Director of Photography Agnes 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 Gregoire Colin; New video essay by film scholar Judith Mayne; New English Subtitle translation ; Plus: An essay by critic Girish Shambu

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Denis Lavant Galoup
Michel Subor commander
Grégoire Colin Sentain
Richard Courcet Legionnaire

Technical Credits
Claire Denis Director,Screenwriter
Jean-Paul Allegre Asst. Director
Arnaud de Moleron Production Designer
Jean-Pol Fargeau Screenwriter
Agnès Godard Cinematographer
Jerome Minet Producer
Bernardo Montet Choreography
Jean-Paul Mugel Sound/Sound Designer
Nelly Quettier Editor
Judy Shrewsbury Costumes/Costume Designer
Eran Tzur Score Composer

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