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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

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, 21 February 2000

Gross USA:

$264,292

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$264,292
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Pero Guzina: [thanking his dinner hosts in his broken English] Thank you for your hostility.
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Connections

Referenced in Passing Summer (2001) See more »

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This Is War My Friend
Written by John Reynolds, Justin Adams, Caroline Dale
Performed by Ghostland
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The funny side of Bosnia
22 September 1999 | by tim-182See all my reviews

Beautiful People is an easy watch jet black comedy.Heroin addiction and extreme racism are given an improbable humorous edge in a way that you don't expect. The film has some startling switches in it. My only criticism would be that the scene explaining the psychiatrist's diagnosis of Bosnia Syndrome should have come earlier on to help explain to viewers the odd actions of the actors.

Notwithstanding that it is a great film. Bonus points if you can pick out the scenes that were shot in Liverpool instead of London and watch out for handy hints on how to peg out washing with a head full of heroin !

Cllr Tim O'Kane


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