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. ...
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The luckless Virgil Guppy has been framed for murder and is now a fugitive. Aided by a dysfunctional family of thieves, unorthodox police procedure and some clever body work of his own, he sets out to clear his name.
Gareth Rhys Jones
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
Beautiful People is a very interesting movie, not the least bit like anything else you could have seen. It's British to the bone, yet it deals with the lives of non-British people. It's exhilarating, sad, depressing, scary, and everything! Definitely the best effort by British cinema since A Clockwork Orange. Yes, better than Lock Stock, Dirty Pretty Things, and any other British film you can think of. Those who say this movie is overrated, or the acting is crap: I recommend you Terminator3, that's the only type of acting you can bear with. 100% superficial!
This movie nailed me to the screen, and I found it light but rewarding. Maybe it's my Yugoslav roots, but I haven't witnessed the war after all. If you have, you'll be even more fascinated by this flick. It's not that hard to make a good movie about the Yugoslavia issue, but it's hard to make it so light and so beautiful at the same time. But then again, it would be totally unfair to say the movie is about Yugoslavia alone. Actually it's hard to tell what it's about, and that's exactly what makes it beautiful and precious.
It's just perfect.. Go see it NOW!
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