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Beau Travail

Director: Claire Denis Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1999 Language: French with English subtitles

Starring: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin

Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, 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.