An opportunity to take a long look at a bunch of well conditioned young men, French foreign legionnaires stationed in Africa as well as locals. Some female eye candy there in modest but colorful garb as well. Music and dance comes with the package. I think I like to have a notion of what sort of peg it all hangs on. Possibly that is a nod in the direction of 'Billy Budd'. It's been a long time since I was exposed to that piece, but someone said its a loose connection and that seems right to me. A critic who praised it highly called it a quintessential critic's film. Others might find reason to disagree, but her projects seem to me exercises in casting a cold eye on the realities under study. Possibly just what the doctor ordered.