|New Yorker Films | Release Date: March 31, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Unique and unforgettable.
For anyone who wants to see wildly inventive, peerless filmmaking that's oblivious to market-place formulas, Beau Travail is an absolute must-see.
It easily is the most beautiful picture released in America so far this year, perhaps one of the most beautiful films ever made.
A lovely piece of work.
"Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
The characters are barely characters, the story barely a story, and the elliptical filmmaking style that so besots Denis' many fans could drive you to drink.
So minimalist in characterization and dialogue that the plot all but evaporates -- and so does any dramatic power.
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