Beau Travail


Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 3rd May 2000

Reviews 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 6

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Galoup, as Commander Bruno Forestier, as Gilles Sentain

Beau Travail Review

Claire Denis's updating and Frenchification of Herman Melville's Billy Budd -- and both turn out to be roughly as equally snoozy. The story of a sailor who spars with his captain is told slowly, sparely, and virtually entirely voiced-over. Uncompelling and tiresome, though not without a certain sense of cinematographic flair. But geez, what's with all the yoga, huh?

Aka Good Work.