Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#577 Beau Travail

While there are some visually interesting parts in this movie, I have to admit that I found this movie boring. A lot of it is shots of the legionnaires training, and there's not a lot of dialogue. This was also probably the most normal character that I've seen Denis Lavant play. I've previously seen him in a few Leos Carax films, which have all been pretty strange (especially Holy Motors), as well as A Very Long Engagement and that movie where he played a Charlie Chaplin impersonator. Here he plays an ex-officer in the French Foreign Legion who looks back on his time in Africa. This film doesn't really have a story, which is probably why it didn't keep my interest. I also wasn't interested in any of the characters.

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