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Beautiful People (1974)

Animals Are Beautiful People (original title)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

Director:

Jamie Uys

Writer:

Jamie Uys
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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Paddy O'Byrne Paddy O'Byrne ... Narrator (voice)
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Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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Drama! action! tears and comedy! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful People See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mimosa Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Classical music is heard throughout the film including pieces by Johannes Brahms, Carl Maria von Weber and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. See more »

Goofs

The narration states that honey badgers are abandoned at a young age, but they in fact remain with their mothers for around 2 years. See more »

Connections

Featured in Murder, She Wrote: Race to Death (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker Suite
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Tchaikovsky)
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The most enjoyable documentary ever!
25 January 2014 | by Nobody-27See all my reviews

I've seen more than my fair share of documentaries, and even some less known nature documentaries. They all have something special about them, but not one goes to such great lengths to not only show us the beauty of nature (Africa), but also animals being simply - funny to no end. The research and work that went into making of this film, as well as the effort that it must've taken to put it all together in such a fun package is well worthy of any award. This film is for all fun loving nature and animal lovers out there. If you have kids, or are a big kid yourself, even better. Sit back and enjoy, you will not be disappointed (only pleasantly surprised). Even though this gem falls under a category "documentary" it feels like a feature film due to its fun nature where animals are like actors telling us their stories. So, do not disregard it due to its label - documentaries can be dry and underwhelming, but this one is exact opposite.


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