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Good Work (Beau Travail) (2000)

Directed by


Starring
Denis Lavant Denis Lavant
Galoup
Michel Subor Michel Subor
Commander Bruno Forestier
Grégoire Colin Grégoire Colin
Gilles Sentain
Richard Courcet Richard Courcet
Legionnaire
Nicolas Duvauchelle Nicolas Duvauchelle
Legionnaire
Dan Herzberg Dan Herzberg
Legionnaire


Written by
Claire Denis Claire Denis
writer
Herman Melville Herman Melville
story Billy Budd, Sailor


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Nothing really happens

10 years, 2 months ago at Mar 3 21:18
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On one level this film is slow moving and uneventful. However, this is a story stripped to its basic framework. The narration provides minimal information to the understanding of the story (You could watch without subtitles and still get the idea).

It is this stark minimalistic style that distills the story to its basic essence. This is the classical representation of Old Bull vs Y... read more

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9 years, 10 months ago at Jul 30 11:45
2 votes
tres beau film de claire denis magnifique acteur
gregoire colin sobre et tres photogenique
comme toujours
le paysage est magnifique histoire simple mais je ne me lassee pas de revoir ce film

A good movie

4 years, 2 months ago at Mar 24 22:45
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I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie and the main reason why I wanted to check it out was because it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. Well, to be honest, my first reaction was that it seemed to be yet another really obscure entry that could be easily removed from this list but, eventually, the more I thought about it, the more I had to admit that i... read more
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Beau Travail is an imaginative drama about the dire effects of envy--that vicious emotion that spreads pain and agony eveywhere it reaches.
Release date: 3 May 2000
UPC: 717119750244
Tags: France (5), Based On Novel (4), French (3), Death (3), Military (3), Freedom (3), Masculinity (3), Hero (3), Survival (3), Flashback (3), Discipline (3), Drama (2), Jealousy (2), 1999 (2), Africa (2), Male Nudity (2), 1990s (2), Heroism (2), Fight (2), Officer (2)
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"29.8. Muukalaislegioonan isomman herran ja uuden tulokkaan välisen kilpailun ja kateuden kuvaamisessa visuaalisuus on Beau Travailissa tärkeämmässä osassa kuin dialogi. Elokuva luo kauniin kuvaston, pitkälti elekieleen pohjautuvan näyttelyn ja verkkaisen etenemisen avulla hieman unenomaisen tunnelman ja tavallaan filmin kateusteemalle kehikon, jonka sisällä aihetta on helppo tarkastella. Lopun tanssikohtaus The Rhythm of the Nightin soidessa taustalla on kirsikkana kakun päällä mit"


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A good movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie and the main reason why I wanted to check it out was because it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. Well, to be honest, my first reaction was that it seemed to be yet another really obscure entry that could be easily removed from this list but, eventually, the more I thought about it, the more I had to admit that it was actually quite intriging. First of all, Claire Denis has never been known to make some easy movies but it was by far her most difficult directing effort, at least, among her movies I have seen so far. Indeed, it was a poetic and really minimalistic feature, with no plot and barely any dialogue whatsoever and instead some rather obscure voice-over by Denis Lavant. So, what was it about? About” read more

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