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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 »

Director:

Jasmin Dizdar

Writer:

Jasmin Dizdar
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Goodridge Thomas Goodridge ... Youth with Mobile Phone
Faruk Pruti 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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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and some violent content | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra dos Outros See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,987, 20 February 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$261,360, 16 April 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

Tsiftetelli
Traditional
Performed by Nikos Theodoropoulos, Christos Theodoropoulos (karamousa), Dionysios Theodoropoulos,
Mitsos Theodoropoulos (daouli)
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A very British love it or hate it film.
15 December 2000 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Beautiful People" spreads it's story of the effect of the Bosnian conflict on Brits and others thinly over a broad and varied cast of characters with the feel of a documentary in spite of considerable implausibility. Mostly shot in the UK sans any Hollywoodesque appointments, this film weaves several very short and loosely interconnected stories into it's sometimes harsh, sometimes humorous fabric. "Beautiful People" - which are scarce in this austere film - leaves little room for audience empathy but is replete with ironies. The film will play best with those who appreciate British cinema.


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