Beau Travail (1999)

Beau Travail (1999)

Director Claire Denis

Writer Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Herman Melville (story "Billy Budd, Sailor")

Genre Drama

Year 1999

Actors Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

IMDB : 7.3 (5,369 votes)


Description This film focuses on ex-Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in Galoup's mind. He feels compelled to stop him from coming to the attention of the commandant who he admires, but who ignores him. Ultimately, his jealousy leads to the destruction of both Sentain and himself.


  • Trevor du Buisson 2016-03-23 18:11:35
    Protracted, elongated, drawn-out drivel.
  • Wuiner 2013-11-17 02:19:22
    I think this trailer is one of the best I've seen. It summarizes the plot beautifully in my opinion. Might be a bit confusing for people who haven't seen the movie though. Does that make it a bad trailer? Debatable.
  • HliasDoxaDramas4 2013-09-28 01:30:15
    maybe the worst trailer ever?
  • John Morrison 2013-06-22 19:30:52
    Why you should never leave a cinema until ALL the credits have ended... Magnificent.
  • eisenkreuzmusik 2011-12-23 21:31:52
    this movie has the best ending credit scene ever!
  • liside 2010-06-22 05:42:30
    @lachambreverte thank you so much! <3
  • liside 2010-06-21 14:28:53
    what music is this?

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