Beau Travail is a muscular, poetic and hypnotically beautiful piece of cinema. Directed and shot by women, it celebrates the male body and male camaraderie in the isolated ranks of a French Foreign Legion outpost. A triangular homoerotic love rivalry leads to jealousy and revenge. The simple story belies the film¹s power, imbued through its mesmerising visuals and choreography.

Reviews

“A masterpiece… Extraordinary” Time Out

“Extraordinary, lyrical… exquisitely choreographed… near perfect cinema” Dazed & Confused

“One of the finest living directors in the world” The Independent

“Brilliant, touching, mesmeric, gorgeous” The Guardian

“One of the most spellbinding films I have ever seen” The Sunday Telegraph

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival ’00 – WINNER
– Reader Jury of the “Berliner Zeitung” – Special Mention (Claire Denis)

César Awards ’01 – WINNER
– Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard)

British Independent Film Awards ’00 nomination
– Best Foreign Language Film

European Film Awards ’00 nomination
– Best Cinematographer (Agnès Godard)

Languages:
French

Duration:
90 minutes

Country of origin:
France

Year of production:
1998