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Good Work

Good Work

A Feature film by Claire Denis

Produced by Pathé Télévision, Tanais, S.M. Films

Release in France : 03/05/2000


    A group from the Foreign Legion forgotten, abandoned somewhere in the gulf of Djibouti. Remnants of a ghost army which pays war and mends roads. At Marseille, the ex-warrant officer Galoup reminds him of this happy time, of this well orchestrted life, of his men, his dear herd. But eventually what he really lost is his commander. His commander he didn’t want to share with a young legionary.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Pathé Télévision, Tanais, S.M. Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Lagardère Studios

    Co-productions :

    Arte France Cinéma, Emael Films

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    International releases (12)

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    Shroud the horse in sable -

    For the mounds they heap!

    There is firing in the Valley,

    And yet no strife they keep;

    It is the parting volley,

    It is the pathos deep.

    There is glory for the brave

    Who lead, and nobly save,

    But no knowledge in the grave

    Where the nameless followers sleep.

    Herman Melville, “Sheridan at Cedar Creek”

    Photos (2)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    Jérôme Minet

    Author of original work :

    Herman Melville

    Co-producer :

    Patrick Grandperret

    Sound recordists :

    Jean-Paul Mugel, Nathalie Vidal

    Assistant Operators :

    Julien Bureau, Thérèse Somano

    Press Attachés (film) :

    André-Paul Ricci, Tony Arnoux

    Sound Editor :

    Jean-Christophe Winding

    Production Designer :

    Arnaud de Moleron

    Costume designer :

    Judy Shrewsbury

    Assistant directors :

    Jean-Paul Allègre, Murielle Iris

    Screenwriters :

    Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau

    Director of photography :

    Agnès Godard

    Sound Assistant :

    Yves-Marie Omnès

    Production Manager :

    Éric Zaouali

    Editors :

    Christophe Winding, Nelly Quettier

    Assistant editor :

    Emmanuelle Pencalet

    Music Composer :

    Eran Tzur

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    News (2)

    Festival Selections (20)

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival - 2001

    Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, 2001)


    Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) - 2001

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2001)


    Main Program Section Feature Films

    Lisbon - French Film Festival - 2000

    Lisbon - French Film Festival (Portugal, 2000)


    Cinematheque Program - New French Cinema

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival - 2000

    Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)


    Panorama of World Cinema

    Sydney - Film Festival - 2000

    Sydney - Film Festival (Australia, 2000)


    Official Competition

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum - 2000

    Berlin - Youth Film Forum (Germany, 2000)


    Feature Film Forum

    BIFF - 1999

    BIFF (South Korea, 1999)


    Films selected

    TIFF - 1999

    TIFF (Canada, 1999)


    Contemporary World Cinema

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1999

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1999)


    Parallel Section


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2001

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2001)


    César Award for Best Cinematography : Agnès Godard