Beau travail

by Claire Denis 1h30min France 1999
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Beau travail
by Claire Denis

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.

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  • Denis Lavant : Galoup
  • Michel Subor : Bruno Forestier
  • Grégoire Colin : Gilles Sentain
  • And with: Marta Tafesse Kassa, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Richard Courcet, Adiatou Massudi, Dan Herzberg, Michael Ravovski, Giuseppe Molino, Gianfranco Poddighe, Marc Veh, Thong-Duy Nguyen


  • Director Claire Denis
  • Scenario Claire Denis
  • Original work author Herman Melville
  • Photo director Agnès Godard
  • Set Design Arnaud de Moléron
  • Costume Design Judy Shrewsbury
  • Sound Dominique Gaborieau, Jean-Paul Mugel
  • Editing Nelly Quettier
  • Original music Eran Tzur
  • Producer Jérôme Minet
  • Production Compagny Pathé Télévision, S.M Films
  • Distributor Lagardere

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,65:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1999
  • Release date for France05/06/2000
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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