Film: BEAU TRAVAIL (1999)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

p(image-right). !/assets/84137/images.jpeg(Beau Travail Picture)! h2. 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 $6 faculty/staff $5 senior citizens $4 all students Tickets may be purchased at "DeBartolo Performing Arts Center": or by calling 574-631-2800.

An introduction to the film can be seen below: