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Beautiful People (1974)

Animals Are Beautiful People (original title)
Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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500,000 feet (152 kilometers) of film negative were used to shoot the documentary. See more »

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Featured in Murder, She Wrote: Race to Death (1996) See more »

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La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Music by Amilcare Ponchielli (as Ponchielli)
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The funniest documentary ever
31 December 2004 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I've always loved animals and I don't really have any favorites, although I find fishes very interesting to watch. Sometimes I even have more fun with my pets than with people because they don't think about their actions, they just do what they like to do. I also like to watch documentaries, although I have to say that many documentaries can get boring after a while. But this movie isn't just an ordinary documentary, it's actually a comedy. When this movie was on television I absolutely wanted to watch it.

Never have I ever seen a documentary that showed us the animal world in this way, but I have to say that I'm a big fan. I just loved the combination of the funny narration with the nice images and the music. It all worked perfectly and I had some great laughs several times. This could have been another boring documentary, but it wasn't. It was actually the best one I had seen in years. I give it an 8.5/10


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