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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 ... Extra (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
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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Typically British, yet.. not., 25 January 2001
Author: ( from Dunedin, NZ

I went to the theatre cold, had heard nothing about Beautiful People beyond its title. I was fairly unimpressed with the first part of the movie; the opening scenes from the tussle of the bus were elegaically constructed and did serve as the 'running' commentary for the film, but other scenes were set up quite stodgily: the Conservative family with the renegade child (I did enjoy the element of class consciousness in the hospital scene where she hesitantly asks for help from the nurses); the father stuck with the kids when their mother leaves (because he's such a prat?); the artistic and neglectful mother... the stuff of many British films and almost every Sunday night teleplay. What lifts Beautiful People is its awareness, and consequent subversion, of this predictable British fare. From the second the skinhead wanders in a fairytale-like trance into a trolley of supplies destined for Bosnia, the film busts the genre wide open. This happenning gives the film permission to explore the stories to their possible happy resolutions. If only a racist skinhead could get his face pushed into the lives some of those he ignorantly attacks! The scene at the end, where the racists are reading a bedtime fairy story to the blinded Bosnian child is our cue that this part of the film has, indeed, been nothing more than a fairytale. All fairytales are a gory story with a moral twist from which children learn how life is. And so with the intent of this film. The daughter of a Conservative minister would never marry a refugee so he could stay in the country, and the family would certainly not accept such a marriage - think of the scandal! Yet, once the barrier of British realism has been rent asunder by the skinhead's fall into Bosnia (not quite Wonderland!), this becomes possible. The realism remained with the war scenes, and I think these are what we are supposed to have lodged in our minds when we leave the theatre. I can't imagine the real Bosnia was much different to this. The final message I took from the film is: if you had experienced it, then you would be craving for happy endings too. I liked it. I forgot how lumbering the first part of the film was once the filmmaker gave herself permission to dispense with realism. I left the theatre thinking very deeply about the conflict in Bosnia; which was as it should be.

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