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Beautiful People (2000)



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Jasmin Dizdar's debut feature takes place in London on October 13, 1993. England is to play against Holland in a critical World Cup qualifier. The Bosnian war is at its height, Sebrenica is besieged, and the UN is preparing relief airdrops. Serbian Dado Jehan and Croatian Faruk Pruti meet on a London bus. Recognizing each other as fellow refugees from the same village in Bosnia, they try to beat each other up. The subsequent crazy chase through the streets of central London sets the scene for a highly charged dark comedy. Beautiful People draws a portrait of the multicultural life of London where lives of British families are inadvertently linked with the lives of the refugees.
R (for drug use, language, and some violent content)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Trimark Pictures

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Charlotte Coleman
as Portia Thornton
Charles Kay
as George Thornton
Rosalind Ayres
as Nora Thornton
Roger Sloman
as Roger Midge
Heather Tobias
as Felicity Midge
Danny Nussbaum
as Griffin Midge
Siobhan Redmond
as Kate Higgins
Gilbert Martin
as Jerry Higgins
Nicholas Farrell
as Dr. Mouldy
Edin Dzandzanovic
as Pero Guzina
Walentine Giorgiewa
as Dzemila Hadzibegovic
Radoslav Youroukov
as Ismet Hadzibegovic
Jay Simpson
as Bigsby
Melee Hutton
as Mrs. Mouldy
Nick McGaughey
as Welsh Nationalist
Bobby Williams
as Tim Mouldy
Joseph Williams
as Tom Mouldy
Julian Firth
as Edward Thornton
Edward Jewesbury
as Joseph Thornton
Faruk Pruti
as Croat
Dado Jehan
as Serb
Thomas Goodridge
as Youth With Mobile Phone
Tony Peters
as Bus Driver
Elizabeth Isiorho
as African Woman
Dev Sagoo
as DSS Clerk
Vera Jacob
as Waitress
Sharon D. Clark
as Nurse Tina
Jessica Brandon
as Chloe Higgins
Martin Alderdice
as BBC Camera Man
Niall Ivers
as Hashim
Raules Davies
as UN Soldier
Alan Cowan
as Immigration Official
Jonny Phillips
as Brian North
Craig Stokes
as Hospital Security Guard
Kenan Hudaverdi
as Railway Worker
Annette Badland
as Psychologist
Peter Harding
as Detective
Andrew Logan
as Hypnotherapist
Antony Carrick
as Retired MP
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful People

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Inventively examines bigotry, combining daring humor and hyperbole, dark realism and shining idealism.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a joyful experience.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Vivid characters rendered impotent by a disorienting tone and a jerky, start-and-stop narrative that dilutes the film's putative emotional punch.

Full Review… | February 17, 2003
Entertainment Today

In conception, it's closer to Bruce Beresford's Six Degrees of Separation: Both films call attention to the close relatedness, regardless of geography and class, of humans.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

the film offers Americans an empathetic glimpse of the country we revolted against all those years ago.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Hollywood Report Card

About more than Bosnia: it's about the immigrant experience; it's about tolerance; it's about making a difference; it's about learning to make the best of what one has.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Beautiful People


Dizdar humorously compares and contrasts extremes in economics and lifestyles and looks at the west through the eyes of an outsider.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Very dull British drama about the Bosnia conflict yet mostly set in London.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

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