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Beautiful People (1999)

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In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. ... See full summary »

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Jasmin Dizdar

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Jasmin Dizdar
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Goodridge Thomas Goodridge ... Youth with Mobile Phone
Faruk Pruti ... Croat
Tony Peters Tony Peters ... Bus Driver
Dado Jehan 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 Bobby Williams ... Tim Mouldy
Joseph Williams Joseph Williams ... Tom Mouldy
Nicholas Farrell ... Dr. Mouldy
Danny Nussbaum ... Griffin Midge
Steve Sweeney ... Jim
Jay Simpson ... Bigsy
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In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees; one of the families improbably becomes involved with a Balkan refugee through the England vs. Holland match. Written by Guy33134

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A comic collision of chaos and coincidence

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Rated R for drug use, language and some violent content | See all certifications »
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Portia Thornton: In this country, when we leave the table we say fuck off!
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Features The Railway Children (1970) See more »

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Ghostland
Written by John Reynolds, Justin Adams, Caroline Dale
Performed by Ghostland
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Joyous, delightful, carried off with humour & elegance
29 May 2000 | by decibel-5See all my reviews

Beautiful People deals with some grim & difficult topics – war in Bosnia, drugs, divorce, illegal immigration & more (without giving away any secrets) & uses the currently rather popular device of intertwining story lines to do so, but carries it off with humour & elegance. Such a combination of themes could have been sordid & depressing or worse trite, but in contrast Beautiful People is joyous & exhilarating – a real delight & well worthy of your time.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1999 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,987, 21 February 2000

Gross USA:

$264,292

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,292
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