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Beau Travail

Author: Claire DenisDenis LavantMichel SuborGrégoire ColinRichard CourcetAll authors
Publisher: [Collingwood, Vic.] : Madman Entertainment, c[2002]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Inspired by Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd', this film is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. Galoup is a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant. Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a doomed course of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Denis; Denis Lavant; Michel Subor; Grégoire Colin; Richard Courcet; Jerome Minet; Pathe Télévision.; SM Films.
OCLC Number: 223560605
Language Note: French with English subtitles.
Notes: "MMA 1019."
"A film by Claire Denis."
Originally released as a motion picture: [France] : Pathe Television/SM Films, 1998.
French with English subtitles.
Credits: Producer, Jerome Minet ; director, Claire Denis.
Cast: Denis Lavant, Gregoire Colin, Michel Subor, Richard Courcet.
Target Audience: Rating: M 15+
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: Good work
Responsibility: director, Claire Denis ; producer, Jerome Minet.

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Inspired by Herman Melville's 'Billy Budd', this film is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. Galoup is a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain attracts the attention of the platoon's commandant. Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain's downfall, a doomed course of action that leads to his own undoing. DVD.

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