(NR) France – 1 hr 32 min – with subtitles
1999 · d. Claire Denis
Starring Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin
Rental: $12.00 (72 hour streaming period)
Newly restored! During a long, listless deployment in East Africa, a sergeant in the French Foreign Legion (Denis Lavant) becomes fixated on new recruit Sentain (Grégoire Colin). As his fascination turns to contempt, the sergeant becomes obsessed with destroying Sentain, no matter the cost to himself. Originally released in 1999, this sensual, balletic, elliptical adaptation of Herman Melville’s Billy Budd helped establish director Claire Denis as one of modern cinema’s leading auteurs.
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