Cover image for Beau travail [videorecording (DVD)]
Beau travail [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (93 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet (color illustrations ; 47 x 37 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm)
General Note (Repeatable):
Loosely based on Herman Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor." Originally released as a motion picture in 1999. Wide screen. 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Agnès Godard and approved by director Claire Denis. Special features: New conversation between Denis and Barry Jenkins; new selected scene commentaries with Agnès Godard; new interviews with Denis Lavant and Grégoire Colin; Beau travail and the dance floor (new video essay by Judith Mayne); essay by Girish Shambu.
Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant sows the seeds of his ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten.
Electronic Access:
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System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC, 16:9 widescreen presentation (1.66:1); Dolby digital stereo; color.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]