Director Claire Denis is scheduled to appear in person
Directed by Claire Denis
Not Rated, 90 minutes
French with English subtitles
Inspired by Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, BEAU TRAVAIL follows a troupe of men in a small French Foreign Legion outpost. Exercising their muscular torsos under the blaring sun, each day the Legionnaires engage in a hypnotically choreographed routine of drills, chores, and mock battles. Sergeant Galoup (Denis Lavant) seems the ideal Legionnaire: a brooding loner, cut off from his past. He runs the troupe like a well-oiled machine, until his jealously for a promising young recruit, Sentain, threatens the delicate balance of his life. With the haunting suspense of a Greek tragedy, Galoup’s uncontrollable urge to destroy Sentain ultimately leads to his own downfall.
$7 general admission
$5 senior citizens
$4 all students
Tickets may be purchased at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center or by calling 574-631-2800.