The ending of Claire Denis’ phenomenal film Beau Travail set to Corona’s The Rhythm of the Night

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‘”Freedom begins with remorse,” says Galoup as he wanders the streets of Marseilles. He regrets his memories but doesn’t know how to let go of them. It seems as if his life can only lead to one end. But the film also imagines another end – a place where the exile, who could not accept his desires, breaks free and dances. It’s a disco in his mind – and the song is Corona’s “Rhythm of the Night.” What an unexpectedly sweet finale to this searing paradox of a film.’ by Chris Dashiell From: http://www.cinescene.com/dash/beautravail.html

Denis Lavant’s disco inferno expressing rage and self-annihilation in the emotional climax of Claire Denis’ film of Billy Budd, Beau Travail (1999). The music, Corona’s Rhythm of the Night

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Artist: Corona
Title: The Rhythm Of The Night

This is the rhythm of the night
The night, oh yeah
The rhythm of the night
This is the rhythm of my life
My life, oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

You could put some joy upon my face
Oh, sunshine in an empty place
Take me to turn to, and babe I’ll make you stay

Oh, I can see of your pain
Tell you give me love again
Round and round we go, each time I hear you say

This is the rhythm of the night
The night, oh yeah
The rhythm of the night
This is the rhythm of my life
My life, oh yeah
The rhythm of my life

Won’t you teach me how to love and learn
There’ll be nothing left for me to yearn
Think of me and burn, and let me hold your hand

I don’t wanna face the world in tears
Please think again, I’m on my knees
Sing that song to me, no reason to repent

I know you wanna say it

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