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24th January 2002

Beau Travail
(Beau travail)

Director: Claire Denis

France, 1999

Run Time: 92 minutes, Certificate: 15,
Genre: Drama, Language: French, Italian, Russian


A former Foreign Legionnaire reminisces about his last tour of duty as a drill sergeant major in Djibouti, recalling the respect and repressed love he felt for his commanding officer and how those feelings came to the boil with the arrival of a new recruit. A fascinating female director's perspective on how men cope in an all-male society. A non-violent and highly original story with visually stunning desert locations.

Average score 4.2

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