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Beau Travail

+ pre-recorded intro by director Kirsten Johnson

Claire Denis takes you on a striking cinematic journey worthy of the big-screen experience.

Image from Beau Travail + pre-recorded intro by director Kirsten Johnson

France 1999
Dir Claire Denis
With Denis Lavant, Grégoire Colin, Michel Subor
93min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate 15

Denis Lavant stars as Galoup, a French Foreign Legion sergeant stationed in Djibouti, whose obsession with a new recruit (Colin) leads to his own demise. Claire Denis’ mesmerising take on masculinity, colonialism and desire – loosely inspired by Herman Melville’s Billy Budd and shot by Denis’ regular cinematographer Agnès Godard – is a striking masterpiece with one of cinema’s most unforgettable final scenes.