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Beautiful People (1999)

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Goodridge ...
Youth with Mobile Phone
Faruk Pruti ...
Croat
Tony Peters ...
Bus Driver
Dado Jehan ...
Serb
Rosalind Ayres ...
Nora Thornton
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Edward Thornton
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George Thornton
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Portia Thornton
Edward Jewesbury ...
Joseph Thornton
Bobby Williams ...
Tim Mouldy
Joseph Williams ...
Tom Mouldy
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Dr. Mouldy
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Griffin Midge
Steve Sweeney ...
Jim
Jay Simpson ...
Bigsy
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In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees; one of the families improbably becomes involved with a Balkan refugee through the England vs. Holland match. Written by Guy33134

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A comic collision of chaos and coincidence

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Rated R for drug use, language and some violent content | See all certifications »
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17 September 1999 (UK)  »

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$13,987 (USA) (18 February 2000)

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$261,360 (USA) (14 April 2000)
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Pero Guzina: [thanking his dinner hosts in his broken English] Thank you for your hostility.
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Referenced in Mein langsames Leben (2001) See more »

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Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4
Written by Edward Elgar
Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
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A very British love it or hate it film.
15 December 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Beautiful People" spreads it's story of the effect of the Bosnian conflict on Brits and others thinly over a broad and varied cast of characters with the feel of a documentary in spite of considerable implausibility. Mostly shot in the UK sans any Hollywoodesque appointments, this film weaves several very short and loosely interconnected stories into it's sometimes harsh, sometimes humorous fabric. "Beautiful People" - which are scarce in this austere film - leaves little room for audience empathy but is replete with ironies. The film will play best with those who appreciate British cinema.


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