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Beautiful People (1974)

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

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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Classical music is heard throughout the film including pieces by Johannes Brahms, Carl Maria von Weber and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. See more »

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Referenced in The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1989) See more »

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Peer Gynt: Morning
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The best comedy ever!
14 March 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Okay, I have written some rather unfriendly comments before, but there can be nothing bad said about this movie. In this movie, the director shows how much of a comic genius he really is. The scenes are wonderfully played out, considering the animals are not acting; makes me wonder how many thousands of takes the director must have had. The director plays the role of the narrator in a sort of zoological commentary on how animals of the Kalahari act really like humans, and they really do. They even get drunk like humans. The editing is great and the colours are wonderful, in my point of view. I remember the first time I saw this movie, I thought I would have died of laughter 4 or 5 times, I even had to check my pulse to make sure. That is how funny this movie is. It is worth the money and the time by a long-shot. Enjoy, everyone.


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