Athens International Film Festival

Beau Travail

Claire Denis freely adapts Herman Melville’s novel "Billy Budd, Sailor" and two of his poems to conjure up a microcosm in heat, a fascinating ballet of bodies and images, a battle of passions in a French Foreign Legion outpost in Djibouti.

Claire Denis freely adapts Herman Melville’s novel "Billy Budd, Sailor" and two of his poems to conjure up a microcosm in heat, a fascinating ballet of bodies and images, a battle of passions in a French Foreign Legion outpost in Djibouti.

This small, quiet unit is dominated by ugly staff sergeant Galoup, one of Commander Bruno Forestier’s trusty officers, whom he loves and respects greatly. The arrival of angelic-looking young recruit Sentain disturbs him no end, shattering all sense of balance, mental or otherwise.

Denis captures the beat, the timing and the constant commotion of human drama in highly volatile circumstances. She has a rare sensibility for physical struggle, throbbing matter and scorching landscape, observing with the intensity and the acute awareness of a trained anthropologist the uneasy mix between authority and the local multinational and multicultural element. Y.B.


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Σκηνοθεσία / Director: Claire Denis

Σενάριο / Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau

Φωτογραφία / DoP: Agnès Godard

Μουσική / Music: Charles Henri de Pierrefeu, Eran Tzur

Μοντάζ / Editor: Nelly Quettier

Ηθοποιοί / Principal Cast: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Γαλλία / France
1999
Εγχρωμο / Color
93’
Γαλλικά, Ιταλικά, Ρώσικα / French, Italian, Russian

* Screens on 24th September



    Publication date: 2013-09-11 12:30:00

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