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Beautiful People -- Jasmin Dizdar's BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is a lively, darkly comic vision of Bosnian refugees making a new life in London and the Londoners whose lives they change.
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Release Date:
25 August 1999 (France) See more »
A comic collision of chaos and coincidence
In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Thomas Goodridge ... Youth with Mobile Phone
Faruk Pruti ... Croat
Tony Peters ... Bus Driver
Dado Jehan ... Serb
Rosalind Ayres ... Nora Thornton

Julian Firth ... Edward Thornton
Charles Kay ... George Thornton

Charlotte Coleman ... Portia Thornton
Edward Jewesbury ... Joseph Thornton
Bobby Williams ... Tim Mouldy
Joseph Williams ... Tom Mouldy

Nicholas Farrell ... Dr. Mouldy
Danny Nussbaum ... Griffin Midge
Steve Sweeney ... Jim
Jay Simpson ... Bigsy
Heather Tobias ... Felicity Midge
Roger Sloman ... Roger Midge
Edin Dzandzanovic ... Pero Guzina
Elizabeth Isiorho ... African Woman
Dev Sagoo ... DSS Clerk
Vera Jakob ... Waitress

Melee Hutton ... Mrs. Mouldy
Louise Breckon-Richards ... Policewoman
Sharon D. Clarke ... Nurse Tina

Linda Bassett ... Sister

Siobhan Redmond ... Kate Higgins
Gilbert Martin ... Jerry Higgins
Jessica Brandon ... Chloe Higgins
Martin Alderdice ... BBC Camera Man
Nicholas McGaughey ... Welshman
Walentine Giorgiewa ... Dzemila
Radoslav Youroukov ... Ismet
Niall Ivers ... Hashim
Raules Davies ... UN Soldier
Alan Cowan ... Immigration Official

Jonny Phillips ... Brian North
Craig Stokes ... Hospital Security Guard
Kenan Hudaverdi ... Railway Worker

Annette Badland ... Psychologist
Peter Harding ... Detective
Andrew Logan ... Hypnotherapist
Anthony Carrick ... Retired Tory MP (as Antony Carrick)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jennifer Brooks ... Bosnian Refugee (uncredited)
Claire Driver ... Pool Player in Lesbian Bar (uncredited)

Simon Flynn ... Hospital patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Jasmin Dizdar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jasmin Dizdar  written by

Produced by
Chris Collins .... line producer (as Christopher Collins)
Ben Gibson .... executive producer
Roger Shannon .... executive producer
Ben Woolford .... producer
Original Music by
Garry Bell 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
Film Editing by
Justin Krish 
Casting by
Suzanne Crowley 
Gilly Poole 
Production Design by
Jon Henson 
Art Direction by
Cristina Casali 
Mark Digby 
Costume Design by
Louise Page 
Makeup Department
Suzanna Allaun .... additional makeup artist
Mary Hillman .... additional makeup artist
Juliet Jackson .... additional makeup artist (as Juliette Jackson)
Anna Orr .... additional makeup artist
Lindy Shaw .... additional makeup artist
Katia Sisto .... additional makeup artist
Penny Smith .... makeup designer
Felicity Wright .... hair stylist
Felicity Wright .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tanya Harris .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liam O'Donnell .... third assistant director
Diane Wood .... second assistant director
Andrew Woodhead .... assistant director
Art Department
Tayo Awoniyi .... art department trainee
Neil Barnes .... set dresser (as Neil 'Fairplay' Barnes)
Kate Boulting .... art department assistant
Catrona MacMillan .... property master
Polly Philcox .... production buyer
Mark Pritchard .... construction manager
Richard Tharp .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Philip Barnes .... sound editor (as Phil Barnes)
Kevin Brazier .... sound editor
Reg Cameron .... sound assistant
Simmy Claire .... sound recordist
Rick Dunford .... foley editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Stephen Griffiths .... sound editor
Dave Humphries .... dubbing mixer
Rashad Omar .... boom operator
Alan Sallabank .... adr mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Kallis Shamaris .... sound editor
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Chris Hoyland .... model maker
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator (as Roderick P. Woodruff)
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bateson .... clapper loader: second camera
Peter Brimson .... electrician
Tessa Brown .... clapper loader
Nayla El-Sohl .... electrician
Carl Hudson .... focus puller
Jay Maidment .... still photographer
Chris McAllister .... best boy
Kirstin McMahon .... clapper loader
Paul Nash .... camera operator: "b" camera
Paul Nash .... second unit: cinematography
Sarah Rollason .... clapper loader
John Turley .... gaffer
Philip Wills .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Jackie Hare .... casting assistant
Meg Leonard .... casting assistant (as Meg Mistry)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tabitha Doyle .... wardrobe assistant
Emma Fryer .... additional wardrobe assistant
Helen Ingham .... additional wardrobe assistant
Michael Mooney .... wardrobe supervisor
Jan Simpson .... additional wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Maurice Bond .... color grader
Karoline Moser .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Chris Batchelor .... musician: trumpet
Django Bates .... musician: horn
Robin Bell .... music supervisor
Dave Bitelli .... musician: clarinet
Kim Burton .... musician: accordion
Dirk Campbell .... musician: penny whistle
Paul Clarvis .... musician: percussion
Steve Cooper .... musician: euphonium and trombone
Jasmin Dizdar .... original song: performed by: singer
Chris Falson .... composer: additional music
Chris Garrick .... musician: violin
Stuart Hall .... musician: mandolin
Paul Jayasinha .... musician: trumpet
Alice Kinloch .... musician: tuba
Greg Knowles .... musician: cimbalom
Chris Laurence .... musician: acoustic bass
Stephen Pelluet .... assistant music engineer
Mark Tucker .... score recording engineer
Other crew
Katie Abbott .... craft service daily
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Zachary Croft .... runner
Rosamund Davies .... script supervisor
Naomi Ellwood .... location assistant
Emma Fowler .... production coordinator
Helene Lenszner .... location manager
Richard J. Newson .... production runner
Sonia Rai .... production assistant
Sharon Raizada .... production secretary
Howard Schuman .... story consultant
Rachel Quigley Smith .... production accountant
Pu San Wong .... trainee script supervisor: FT2

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Rated R for drug use, language and some violent content
107 min
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Pero Guzina:[thanking his dinner hosts in his broken English] Thank you for your hostility.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A little gem......., 31 May 2004
Author: prose from Adelaide, Australia

I love British movies - most of them, at least - and this one was no exception. It was on late night TV, and the mention of Charlotte Coleman's name amongst the cast convinced me to stay up to watch it. Most everything which could be said about it has been said.

For me, it left me with a lot to think about. It was not a stab at realism, but had a strong impact all the same. I quite enjoyed the somewhat chaotic, circular storytelling style, as the viewer is reacquainted again and again with some characters, as they stumble through their lives.

My favourite set-up was the hospital bed companion of the Serb and Croat - himself a Welshman who hates the English, and is in hospital having been blown up with an incendiary device he was buying - to blow up English property, no doubt. He's forever trying to stop the Serb and Croat from killing one another, completely oblivious that his own blind prejudice - whilst justifiable - is destructive, and mirrors their own.

A must-see for fans of British film.

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