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Beau Travail

French filmmaker Claire Denis (I Can't Sleep) tackles the antiquaited "French Foreign Legion" genre with a renewed intensity and a deft visual eye. Sergeant Galoup is the perfect Legionnaire--a brooding loner who runs his East African outpost like a well-oiled machine. That is, of course, until an undisciplined new recruit shows up. Darkly poetic and lined with a subtle eroticism (lonely military men, an isolated outpost--you figure it out), this desert-set adaptation of Mellville's Billy Budd makes for a haunting moral tragedy. In French with English subtitles. 90 minutes