Claire Denis’ tale of obsession is newly restored and an absolute must-see on the big screen. Among a group of French sailors stationed abroad, contempt and brutal rivalry simmer within the ranks, and more so inside the mind of one sadistic commander, played to perfection by the always captivating Denis Lavant. A masterpiece of visual description and storytelling. While it is often quietly, lushly poetic, Denis builds a white-hot tension that is ever rising, and the final scene is one of the most unforgettable sequences in contemporary cinema (trust us). Newly restored.