Beau Travail Reviews

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September 24, 2020
An astonishingly muscular tale of repressed homosexuality and troubled fixation
September 19, 2020
Crafted as a picture that's meant to be experienced rather than explored.
September 16, 2020
We are given motion, gestures, enactment of anachronistic ritual. Raptures and vicissitudes shadow and sinew. The men work, strain, sweat; we are immersed in the routines of these stripped-bare Sisyphuses as they are weighted with inexorable fate.
September 16, 2020
Claire Denis's Djibouti-set Beau Travail defies expectations.
September 10, 2020
Cinematographer Agnès Godard captures all this in gorgeous compositions that co-writer/director Denis often presents without dialogue, eloquent exchanges of glances sufficient to communicate resentment or approval.
September 4, 2020
Hypnotic and dreamy, with one of the most ecstatic endings of all time.
September 4, 2020
Simple, yet complex Claire Denis' BEAU TRAVAIL is the kind of subtle brilliance that's still relevant over twenty years later.
September 3, 2020
Whatever the reason, Denis's stew of barely repressed desire and toxic masculinity is an exceptionally potent brew, one that looks and feels just as ravishing as it did when it first came out.
March 27, 2019
A mélange of brooding appetites, where the inner strife of unanswered desire builds to a conclusion of quiet, tragic violence.
September 7, 2011
December 6, 2005
April 22, 2005
April 9, 2005
November 5, 2004
September 24, 2003
Rhythm in Denis' sight is pejorative routine.
August 21, 2003
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March 13, 2002
An imaginative drama about the dire effects of envy, that vicious emotion that spreads pain and agony everywhere it reaches.
March 7, 2002
As much poem as film. It requires patience, which it rewards at every languid turn.
May 2, 2001
Beau Travail is an allegorical tale of revenge and jealousy set within a French Foreign Legion outpost in Africa.
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