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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

meet the most Beautiful People See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene with the weaver colony catching fire was staged for storytelling purposes. The filmmakers found a colony that had apparently been abandoned for a very long time and set it alight. The dewdrop was staged in a small frame, and footage of the birds was spliced in. See more »

Goofs

No actual documentation of the Honeyguide bird leading honey badgers to bee hives is known to exist, although they do this with humans. The "story" in the film is done with editing and a model bird simply being dangled in front of the badger. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 3
Music by Johannes Brahms (as Brahms)
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excellent documentary film
19 July 2001 | by ifikreeSee all my reviews

This is one of the best documentary film I have ever seen. I have watched it for more than 10 times, specially the scene when the animals are drunk and the way they walk back home. This is a film which every body can watch and enjoy it.


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