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Studio Criterion Collection
Format Blu-ray
Genre Drama
Cast Grégoire Colin, Denis Lavant
Original Language French
Subtitle Language English
Number of Discs 1
Street Date September 15th , 2020
Runtime (in Minutes) 93
Closed Captioned Language English
Screen Format Widescreen
Aspect Ratio 1.66:1 (5:3)
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.
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