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Year
1999
Runtime
92 min.
Director
Claire Denis
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
5,815
Checks
2,272
Favs
246
Dislikes
28
Favs/checks
10.8% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    This is like a 90 minute Madonna video. 5 years 7 months ago
  2. acolthart's avatar

    acolthart

    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. 7 years 1 month ago
  3. CrunchySumbitch's avatar

    CrunchySumbitch

    I think all of these comments about the ending are setting many viewers up for disappointment. The ending is not the best part of the movie, nor is it very striking. If you enjoy the first 80 minutes, the ending won't change that. But do yourself a favor and don't hold your breath for some kind of powerful cinematic experience before the credits roll. This movie foremost captures your attention with visuals. 4 years 11 months ago
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