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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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Thomas Goodridge ...
Youth with Mobile Phone
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Croat
Tony Peters ...
Bus Driver
Dado Jehan ...
Serb
Rosalind Ayres ...
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Jay Simpson ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | War

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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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A Guerra dos Outros  »

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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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Written by Randy Newman
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The funny side of Bosnia
22 September 1999 | by (Clayton Le Moors, England) – See all my reviews

Beautiful People is an easy watch jet black comedy.Heroin addiction and extreme racism are given an improbable humorous edge in a way that you don't expect. The film has some startling switches in it. My only criticism would be that the scene explaining the psychiatrist's diagnosis of Bosnia Syndrome should have come earlier on to help explain to viewers the odd actions of the actors.

Notwithstanding that it is a great film. Bonus points if you can pick out the scenes that were shot in Liverpool instead of London and watch out for handy hints on how to peg out washing with a head full of heroin !

Cllr Tim O'Kane


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