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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

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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

Portia Thornton: In this country, when we leave the table we say fuck off!
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Let's Talk about Life
Written by Garry Bell, Jasmin Dizdar
Performed by Emma Jane Fox
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A little gem.......
31 May 2004 | by proseSee all my reviews

I love British movies - most of them, at least - and this one was no exception. It was on late night TV, and the mention of Charlotte Coleman's name amongst the cast convinced me to stay up to watch it. Most everything which could be said about it has been said.

For me, it left me with a lot to think about. It was not a stab at realism, but had a strong impact all the same. I quite enjoyed the somewhat chaotic, circular storytelling style, as the viewer is reacquainted again and again with some characters, as they stumble through their lives.

My favourite set-up was the hospital bed companion of the Serb and Croat - himself a Welshman who hates the English, and is in hospital having been blown up with an incendiary device he was buying - to blow up English property, no doubt. He's forever trying to stop the Serb and Croat from killing one another, completely oblivious that his own blind prejudice - whilst justifiable - is destructive, and mirrors their own.

A must-see for fans of British film.


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