This Is the Rhythm of My Life: Failure in Claire Denis’ Beau Travail

“To fail in everything, it is true, will always remain possible.” –Derrida, Specters of Marx In Claire Denis’ Beau Travail (1999), the eminence of doom is almost palpable; from the foregrounded terrain of war, to the protagonist Galoup’s (Denis Lavant) exclusion from the taut brotherhood of legionnaires and his reflections on mortality, it is a […]