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After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth. | Add synopsis »
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Deborra-Lee Furness ... Mrs. Thomson

Peta Wilson ... Sherrie

Aaron Jeffery ... Alan

Asher Keddie ... Jennifer

Erik Thomson ... Frank

Sebastian Gregory ... Danny

Tahyna Valentina MacManus ... Suzy (as Tahyna Tozzi)

Socratis Otto ... Max
Laura Trevor ... Amanda Howatt
Joe Meldrum ... Boy Playing Cricket
Corey Boutwell ... Boy Playing Cricket
Nat Nilson ... Boy Playing Cricket
Ben Cosh ... Boy Playing Cricket
Harris Goudas ... Boy Playing Cricket
Jess Bosisto ... Girl on Roller Skates
Tori O'Neil ... Girl on Roller Skates
Paige Adey ... Girl on Roller Skates
Sarah Reynolds ... Girl on Roller Skates
Dieter Kosiol ... Man Watering the Garden
Kym Lansell ... Jenni Welles
Jo Nauman ... Teresa Fields

Adam Schmerl ... School Boy

Alex Williamson ... Bully
Henry Harding ... School Boy
Blake Burrell ... School Boy
Oliver Shelgrove ... School Boy
Emma Hills ... School Kid Walking Home
Sarah Warendorf ... School Kid Walking Home
Rory Bird ... School Kid Walking Home
Joel Mackenzie ... Tony

Liam Goodes ... Baby Daniel
Sheree Field ... Friend at the Bar
Mary Tsoubarakis ... Friend at the Bar
Lynda-Maree Gerritsen ... Friend at the Bar (as Linda Marie Gerritsen)
Tereska Hart ... Friend at the Bar
Brooke Rickman ... Waitress
Sarah Stephens ... Barmaid
Michael Phillipou ... Guy at the Bar
Adam Tann ... Couple at the Bar
Cheryl Loveday ... Couple at the Bar
Murray Hamblin ... Bar Crowd
Janina Preganbe ... Bar Crowd
Ainsley Fairhead ... Bar Crowd
Daniel Binks ... Police Officer at the Station
Lynn Walters ... Police Officer at the Station
Rosie Denny ... Street Prostitute
Samantha Knigge ... Street Prostitute
Sasha Branikov ... Street Prostitute
Stacey Littler ... Street Prostitute
Jemma Wheeler ... Street Prostitute

Rebekah Rimington ... Mrs. Howat
Paul Keldoulis ... Mr. Dispina
Hannah Cossutter ... Eldest Dispina Daughter
Lauren Mackay ... Middle Dispina Daughter
Tayla Goddard ... Youngest Dispina Daughter
Lincoln Jeffries ... Couple in Lounge Room
Danielle Candida ... Couple in Lounge Room
Ric Mepsted ... Old Man Watching TV
Kristi-Lee Kalendra ... Naked Woman Ironing
Lisa Benz ... Supermarket Shopper
Gianna Guttilla ... Supermarket Shopper
Jean O'Flaherty ... Supermarket Shopper
James Gardiner ... Supermarket Shopper
Erin Chaplin ... Supermarket Shopper
Louis Jamal ... Supermarket Attendant
Susan Craig ... Clinic Receptionist
Maggie Medlin ... Patient in Waiting Room

Tess O'Flaherty ... Patient in Waiting Room

Ambrae Jamae ... Doctor
Valdis Andersons ... Surgeon
Brendan Dodds ... Anaesthetist
Phillipa Cape ... Nurse #1
Leona Hermann ... Nurse #2
Randy Burns ... Criminal
Tony Avery ... Criminal
Tony Saska ... Criminal
Summa Edwards ... Tortured Woman / Denise Hobson
Chris Martin ... Police Officer #1
Peter Rossi ... Police Officer #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Connelly ... Extra - Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Dean O'Flaherty 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dean O'Flaherty 

Produced by
Kate Butler .... post-production producer
Matt Hearn .... executive producer
Elene Pepper .... co-producer
Kent Smith .... producer
Cinematography by
Kent Smith 
Film Editing by
Marty Pepper 
Dale Roberts 
Casting by
Wizzy Evans 
Production Design by
Robert Webb 
Art Direction by
Tuesday Stone 
Makeup Department
Justin Dix .... special effects makeup supervisor
Michelle Morrisson .... makeup artist
Suzie Warhurst-Steele .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Crosby .... first assistant director
Mark Knight .... second assistant director
Marty Pepper .... second unit director
Natasha Phillips .... third assistant director
Art Department
William Dim .... set dresser
Kylie Lawson .... scenic painter
James Mellor .... art department attachment
Obie O'Brien .... standby props
Richard Trayling .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Russell Alexander .... foley recordist
Marco Arlotta .... boom operator
Duncan Campbell .... sound assistant
Vanessa Carr .... sound assistant
Adrian Medhurst .... foley artist
Adrian Medhurst .... mix assistant
Peter D. Smith .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... re-recording mixer
Martyn Zub .... sound designer: supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician
Tony Bannan .... visual effects artist
Jorge Arturo Hernandez Ruiz .... visual fx
Marty Pepper .... colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Marcus Bosisto .... key grip
Maxx Corkindale .... second assistant camera
Jason Ellson .... director of photography: additional material
David Gregan .... third electrician
Daniel Guerra .... still photographer
Aaron Gully .... camera operator
Russell Marrett .... first assistant camera
Louis Puli .... Steadicam operator
Darcy Sullivan .... grip
Editorial Department
Sam Matthews .... HD transfers
Jenny Wardrop .... assistant editor
Music Department
Kim Green .... music licensing
Bryce Jacobs .... orchestrator
Liam Fox O'Brien .... musician
Other crew
George Adams .... completion guarantor
Jamie Bialkower .... distribution consultant
Roger Brewitt .... completion guarantor
Mark Kraus .... production accountant
Chad Leader .... production accountant
Rohan Bramley .... special thanks

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, sexual material, language and some nudity
Australia:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This film marks the directorial debut of director Dean O'Flaherty.See more »
Factual errors: There is a scene with Danny loading film into his camera. Although we never see what speed the film is, when he takes the picture of Max (at night, under a streetlamp), the picture has fine-grain detail, in spite of Danny shooting with no flash, no tripod, and low light conditions. To get that clear a photo, he would have needed to use a low-speed film, which would require a tripod in low-light conditions. A high-speed film would have produced a photo with far more noticeable grain.See more »
[first lines]
Suzy:When people visit Sunshine Hills, they comment on the beauty, and the serenity. What they don't talk about, is the real theater resides in our minds. I recall the exact moment that our fear was born. It started when the teenage girls in our neighborhood were being abducted. And number 46 - the *bad* house, with an equally dubious history of rape, and murder - very few tenants.
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The film is set in Australia and shot in Australia but
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25 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A pretty uneven movie, 10 August 2009
Author: dschmeding from Germany

"Beautiful" is one of those movies that can be described with style over substance. From the DVD Cover (which represents the opening scene of the movie) on you know the director is into stylish and kind of odd shots. At first I really had big hopes for this but problem with this kind of mysterious movies is that as soon as the mystery clears up and doesn't lead anywhere you are left with nothing. Exactly thats what I was left with after watching "Beautiful". The odd shots which seem quirky and fresh at first soon begin to annoy you because they just don't mean anything. You can basically see the final "twist" coming a mile away considering we are following a boy who is rather the strange outcast and his mother regularly mentioning that he is not living "in the real world". From here you get a mysterious detective story revolving around some abducted girls and a strange house with a lady constantly watching through the curtains. There are too many comparisons with cult movies like Donnie Darko (and scenes like the night views into the suburban windows and the score sure are close to it) or American Beauty which had an influence on the opening scene and the odd suburban setting. Anyway just because a movie steals visual gimmicks and obvious sound design from movies like these I don't see many similarities because the story has no grip and the storytelling is uneven and getting very stretched in the middle of the movie. The constant use of strange shots inter-cut with the plot gets a little annoying and could have been used a little more subtle. Anyway... biggest let-down like in many movies is the finale leaving too many loose ends especially about the boy and his family. Where the opening scene with the off-screen narration works fine the same element seems pretty stupid in the end. I guess its easy to make a "mysterious" movie but when the plot clears even if things are left unexplained to make the viewer think for himself... thats where a movie shows its substance. "Beautiful" left me with nothing, not caring about the characters and the unexplained parts of the story. So to compare the movie with movies like the fore-mentioned which left the viewer with many thoughts in his head is far off. Visually interesting but story-wise a disaster that has far too many lengthy moments.

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