Beau travail (1999)
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A slow, beautiful dream. No need to cut a shot when you've set it up so perfectly that the action flows in and out of the one you've got.
Also, THE ENDING.
A beautifully shot drama, with masterful sound design. Beau travail looks into the life of a platoon of legionnaires stationed in North Africa. The film may move at a slow pace and have little dialogue, but these criticisms are completely overshadowed by its compelling visuals and intriguing ending. A must watch.
What an ending, so transfixing
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This movie ranks #6 in Times' 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #20 in BFI Flare's Best LGBT Films of All Time
This movie ranks #31 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #54 in The New Cult Canon
This movie ranks #73 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #78 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #81 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #152 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #319 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
This movie ranks #474 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #934 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #958 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films