Beau travail

by Claire Denis1h301999France
Beau travail

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Pathé Télévision, S.M Films
    • Distributor : Lagardere
    • Sound Recorder : Jean-Paul Mugel, Dominique Gaborieau
    • Director : Claire Denis
    • Scenario : Claire Denis
    • Original Work Author : Herman Melville
    • Photo Director : Agnès Godard
    • Set Decoration : Arnaud de Moléron
    • Costume Design : Judy Shrewsbury
    • Editing : Nelly Quettier
    • Original Music : Eran Tzur
    • Producer : Jérôme Minet
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1999
    • French release date : 6 mai 2000
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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