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Flashback: Beau travail (1999)

Av Lars Ole Kristiansen , 24. august 2012 i Artikler

Whatever else is implied by Beau Travail’s exhilarating and befuddling final sequence, in which Galoup dances alone in a mirrored nightclub to Corona’s ‘Rhythm of the Night’, it certainly points at a final bid for personal freedom – if one that’s ironically characterised by a cheesy club anthem and a mannered, self-regarding routine. Perhaps Galoup is dead (we’ve seen him stretched on his bed, revolver nearby; going over his notes might have been a way of setting his house in order pre-suicide). Perhaps, in imagining himself back at the nightclub in Djibouti, he has found release in recognising his own physical grace, instead of obsessing over that of Sentain: freedom through narcissism.

-- Hannah McGill, Sight & Sound [1]

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[1] Hannah McGill, Sight & Sound: http://old.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/feature/49855

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