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Xavier Beauvois

“I’m really interested in the Normandy landings. If you look at a film like Saving Private Ryan and see veterans now in their 80s, they still get very emotional and tear up when they talk about the death of their comrades when they were only 20.”

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    THE YOUNG LIEUTENANT

    Xavier Beauvois France, 2005

    Before he won acclaim for Of Gods and Men, French actor-turned-director Xavier Beauvois scored with this excellent, layered police drama, featuring an award-winning performance from Nathalie Baye.

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    THE GUARDIANS

    Xavier Beauvois France, 2017

    Xavier Beauvois’ vivid WWI drama is a fiercely compassionate portrayal of the quiet toll of war on the home front. Caroline Champetier’s (Annette) lush cinematography, reminiscent of paintings by Monet and Renoir, imbues the French countryside with a melancholy that pulses beneath the surface.

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