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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
Rosalind Ayres ...
Nora Thornton
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Edward Thornton
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George Thornton
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Portia Thornton
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Joseph Thornton
Bobby Williams ...
Tim Mouldy
Joseph Williams ...
Tom Mouldy
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Dr. Mouldy
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Griffin Midge
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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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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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$13,987 (USA) (20 February 2000)

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$261,360 (USA) (16 April 2000)
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Portia Thornton: In this country, when we leave the table we say fuck off!
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Features The Railway Children (1970) See more »

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She's Beautiful
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Performed by Ghostland
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An Excellent and Very Different Movie
16 February 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In contemporary London, five stories with refugees from former Yugoslavia are presented in a chaotic and mixed way, some of them with points of contact. The best and funniest story is about a drugged hooligan who travels to Rotterdam with two addicted friends to watch a soccer game between Netherlands x England. After the game, when England lost it, in the airport, he is so drugged in heroin that he sleeps inside a box of international aid to Bosnia. The box is dropped by parachute in the front of the war, and our `hero' wakes-up in the middle of a battle. He meets a young boy, who becomes blind, and helps people in an improvised hospital of the United Nations before coming back home. There is the story of a cinematographer who gets a kind of syndrome due to the horrors he witnessed in the war, specially the amputation of a leg without any resources. There is another story about a fight between a Croat and a Serbian, beginning in a bus and ending in the hospital in London. There is a story of a raped young woman who gets pregnant. Her husband wants that her English doctor makes an abortion. By the other hand, the doctor is full of personal problems with his wife. There is a romance between a refugee from former Yugoslavia and a daughter of a conservator English politician. The way the stories are presented looks like a documentary, or the news on television, and is very different. The movie does not present clichés and has lots of English black humor. I myself loved it. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): `Beautiful People'


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