Beau travail (1999)

Unrated   |    |  Drama, War

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This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.




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  • Beau travail (1999)
  • Grégoire Colin and Denis Lavant in Beau travail (1999)
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1 June 2004 | arochom
| Setain and Galoup
The film's message about the goodness and innocence of Setain, and the malice of Sargeant Galoup, is too subtle for the film's own good, and comes across as being undeveloped.

Why doesn't Galoup more deeply question his hatred for Setain? I was a bit dismayed that this wasn't questioned much, even if there weren't any answers. Also, the film's marketing makes the film sound lurid and sexual, whereas it is not. Perhaps to draw in more viewers for an otherwise dry and sparse depiction of man's senselessness.

The film initially shows a lot of promise. The interaction among the men is more comradeship than anything else. I was interested in the depiction of Legionnaire military life, especially from the various other countries.

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Release Date:

3 May 2000


French, Italian, Russian

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Obock, Djibouti

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,003 2 April 2000

Gross USA:


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