• Greek Title Οι λεγεωνάριοι
  • Original Title Beau travail
  • Year: 1999
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: France
  • Duration: 93'
  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Scriptwriter: Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis, διασκευή από το Μπίλυ Μπαντ, ναύτης (1924) του Χέρμαν Μελβίλ
  • Cinematography: Agnès Godard
  • Editing: Nelly Quettier
  • Music / Score: Eran Tzur
  • Sound: Jean-Paul Mugel, Dominique Gaborieau
  • Cast: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Marta Tafesse Kassa
  • Production: Jérôme Minet, Patrick Grandperret, La Sept-Arte, Pathé Télévision, S.M. Films, Tanaïs Productions
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Agnès Godard and approved by director Claire Denis
  • Print Source: LS Distribution Mediawan
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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. Godard and Dennis give an enigmatic tone to the film, as the images not only evolve the plot but often foreshadow it, having a poetic self-worth on their own.

Award-winning French screenwriter and director Claire Denis was born in Paris but grew up in various African countries until the age of 12. She began her film career as an assistant director in films by Robert Enrico, Wim Wenders, Costa Gavras, Jacques Rivet and Jim Jarmusch.

The French Agnès Godard (1951) studied journalism before turning to cinematography. Initially, she worked as a cameraperson alongside important cinematographers and directors such as Robby Müller, Henri Alekan, Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway and others. Her personal style developed with her long-term collaboration with director Claire Dennis. In her words: “I like to look at people, in order to love them”. In 2021, at the Cannes Film Festival, she was awarded the
Pierre Angénieux Tribute for her contribution to world cinema.

Watch the film online here. 



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