Streaming Release! New 4K Restoration!

Beau Travail


The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Beau Travail for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

With her ravishingly sensual take on Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, acclaimed filmmaker Claire Denis (35 Shots of Rum; High Life) firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time.

“A masterpiece … a gorgeous mirage of a movie.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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. Brand-new 4K restoration courtesy of Janus Films. ( Claire Denis, 1999, France, in French with English subtitles, 93 mins., Not Rated)