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Title Beau travail [videorecording] / une coproduction La Sept ARTE, Tanaïs Com, SM Films ; produit par Jérôme Minet et Patrick Grandperret ; avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinematographie ; scénario, Jean-Pol Fargeau et Claire Denis ; un film de Claire Denis.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F BEA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Director-approved special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (93 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet (color illustrations ; 47 x 37 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection, 1042
Criterion collection ; 1042.
System Details DVD, region 1, 16:9 widescreen presentation (1.66:1); Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In French with English subtitles.
Cast Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet, Nicolas Duvauchelle.
Credits Director of photography, Agnès Godard ; editor, Nelly Quettier ; music, Eran Tzur.
Note Loosely based on Herman Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Title from container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant sows the seeds of his ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten.
Note Special features: New conversation between Denis and Barry Jenkins; new selected scene commentaries with Agnès Godard; new interviews with Denis Lavant and Grégoire Colin; Beau travail and the dance floor (new video essay by Judith Mayne); essay by Girish Shambu.
Subject France. Armée. Légion étrangère -- Drama.
Soldiers -- France -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Djibouti -- Drama.
Garrisons -- Djibouti -- History -- Drama.
France -- Armed Forces -- Djibouti -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Military films.
Added Author Denis, Claire, 1948- film director, screenwriter.
Minet, Jérôme, film producer.
Grandperret, Patrick, film producer.
Fargeau, Jean-Pol, screenwriter.
Tzur, Eran, composer (expression)
Quettier, Nelly, editor of moving image work.
Godard, Agnès, director of photography.
Lavant, Denis, 1961- actor.
Subor, Michel, 1935-2022, actor.
Colin, Grégoire, actor.
Courcet, Richard, actor.
Duvauchelle, Nicolas, actor.
Shambu, Girish, 1963- essayist.
Mayne, Judith, video essayist.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Billy Budd.
Sept/Arte (Firm), production company.
Tanaïs Com (Firm) production company.
SM Films (Firm), production company.
Centre national de la cinématographie (France), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781681437569
Standard No. 715515251112
Music No. CC3184DDVD The Criterion Collection

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