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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
Faruk Pruti ...
Croat
Tony Peters ...
Bus Driver
Dado Jehan ...
Serb
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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, 20 February 2000, Limited Release

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$261,360, 16 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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Features The Railway Children (1970) 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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Joyous, delightful, carried off with humour & elegance
29 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful People deals with some grim & difficult topics – war in Bosnia, drugs, divorce, illegal immigration & more (without giving away any secrets) & uses the currently rather popular device of intertwining story lines to do so, but carries it off with humour & elegance. Such a combination of themes could have been sordid & depressing or worse trite, but in contrast Beautiful People is joyous & exhilarating – a real delight & well worthy of your time.


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