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Word: travail

Definition: strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth


Sentences Containing 'travail'

Among the negotiators were Jacques Chirac, then the young Secretary of State of Local Affairs, and Georges Séguy, representative of the Confédération générale du travail.
At Katowice, not far from Auschwitz, Martin met workers from the "Service du Travail Obligatoire" in a bistro, who described to him the mass extermination of Jews and the incineration of their bodies.
In 1998, Lavant appeared in the iconic Jonathan Glazer-directed video for the UNKLE song Rabbit in Your Headlights, and in 1999, he played one of the lead roles in "Beau Travail", directed by Claire Denis.
Lavant is also known for his roles in Claire Denis' "Beau Travail", and Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely".

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