Downtown Springfield Association
Essentail Arthouse @ the Moxie – Beau Travail (1999)

Essentail Arthouse @ the Moxie – Beau Travail (1999)

June, 15 2022 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806

Essential Arthouse films are Free for Members, see full line-up here.

With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, Claire Denis firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Denis Lavant) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (Grégoire Colin) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of Benjamin Britten. Denis and cinematographer Agnès Godard fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism’s legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema. [Janus]

Starring: Denis Lavant, Grégoire Colin, Michel Subor
Director: Claire Denis
Languages: French, Russian, Italian
Genre(s): Drama Free for Members