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EXTRAS DVD OF THE MONTH BEAU TRAVAIL Directed by Claire Denis Starring: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin Inspired by Herman Melville’s “Billy Budd”, Claire Denis’s “Beau Travail is a stunning combination of literature, music, poetry and dance that explores the near-mythical world of the French Foreign Legion. Denis Lavant stars as Galoup, a sergeant-major whose position and power are threatened when the bravery and heroism of new recruit Sentain (Gregoire Colin) attracts the attention of the platoon’s commandant Michel Subor. Enraged, Galoup plots Sentain’s downfall, a doomed course of action that leads to his own undoing. Director Denis creates a dark mounting tension that underlies the exquisite cinematography of Agnes Godard, whose stark visual style contrasts vividly with the graceful training rituals of the scripted young soldiers. A powerful examination of masculinity, “Beau Travail” is mesmeric, sensual, and extraordinarily beautiful.

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DIRECTOR APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES NEW CONVERSATION BETWEEN DENIS AND FILMMAKER BARRY JENKINS NEW SELECTED SCENE WITH AGNES GODARD NEW INTERVIEWS WITH ACTORS DENIS LAVANT AND GREGOIRE COLIN NEW VIDEO ESSAY BY FILM SCHOLAR JUDITH MAYNE AND MORE

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