Beau travail (1999)
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This is like a 90 minute Madonna video.
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.
If you love the ending of this movie, in all of it's absurd glory, do yourself a favor and go see Holy Motors
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This movie ranks #4 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
This movie ranks #6 in The Times's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #20 in BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time
This movie ranks #31 in Time Out's The 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #40 in Arts & Faith's Top 100 Films
This movie ranks #54 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
This movie ranks #73 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #78 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #81 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #118 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #319 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
This movie ranks #474 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #931 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #958 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema