Beautiful People


1h 47m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Set in 1993, the war raging in Bosnia manages to spill over into London and into the lives of several citizens who long for human connection. These include: a Croat and a Serb, originally from the same village but now sworn enemies, who meet by chance on a London bus; a BBC reporter who travels to B

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dark Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon Risk Services; Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Screen Finance; Bskyb; Canal + Image International; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cineimage; Db Post Production; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Fortissimo Films; Harbottle & Lewis; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; StudioCanal; Tlo Film Services
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Cinemien; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Mk2 International; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Northwestern England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

Set in 1993, the war raging in Bosnia manages to spill over into London and into the lives of several citizens who long for human connection. These include: a Croat and a Serb, originally from the same village but now sworn enemies, who meet by chance on a London bus; a BBC reporter who travels to Bosnia to cover the escalating conflict, only to find himself overwhelmed by the full horror or war; a nurse who falls for her refugee patient and a newly single obstetrician who goes out of his way to help a pregnant Bosnian woman.

Crew

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Susanna Allaun

Additional Makeup

Julie Ankerson

Foley Artist

Tayo Awoniyi

Other

Neil Barnes

Set Dresser

Philip Barnes

Sound Editor

Chris Barton

Song Arranger & Performer ("Souvenirs D'Andalouise")

Django Bates

Other

Peter Bateson

Other

Garry Bell

Song ("Let'S Talk About Life")

Gary Bell

Music Composer

Robin Bell

Music Supervisor

Sarah Bird

Special Thanks

Dave Bitelli

Other

Maurice Bond

Grader

Kate Boulting

Art Department Assistant

Kevin Brazier

Sound Editor

Peter Brimson

Electrician

Tessa Brown

Other

Samantha Buchanan

Publicist

Kim Burton

Other

Reg Cameron

Sound Assistant

Dirk Campbell

Other

Cristina Casali

Art Director

David Catterall

Grip

Stephen Cheers

Special Thanks

Simmy Claire

Sound Recordist

Paul Clarvis

Drums & Percussion

Jonathan Cohen

Additional Stunts

Chris Collins

Line Producer

Christopher Collins

Line Producer

Steve Cooper

Other

Zachary Croft

Runner

Rosamund Davies

Script Supervisor

Mark Digby

Stand-By Art Director

Hilary Dizdar

Special Thanks

Jasmin Dizdar

Screenwriter

Tabitha Doyle

Wardrobe Assistant

Rick Dunsford

Foley Editor

Nayla El-sohl

Electrician

Naomi Ellwood

Location Assistant

John Fewell

Foley Artist

Kate Fleetwood

Special Thanks

Emma Fowler

Production Coordinator

Emma Jane Fox

Song ("Let'S Talk About Life")

Peter Fried

Development Executive (Bfi Production)

Emma Fryer

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

David Gedge

Song ("Davni Chasy (Traditional)"), Song Arranger ("Davni Chasy (Traditional)")

Ben Gibson

Executive Producer

Ben Gibson

Special Thanks

L M Gottschalk

Song ("Souvenirs D'Andalouise")

Stephen Griffiths

Sound Editor

Stewart Hall

Other

Jacki Hare

Casting Assistant

Sophie Harley

Other

Tanya Harris

Unit Manager

Jamie Harvil

Song ("Blessing And Honour (Ancient Of Days)")

Jon Henson

Production Designer

Mary Hillman

Additional Makeup

John Hogbin

Driver

Nicholas Mackintosh Holmes

Song ("Pity The Sadness")

Chris Hoyland

Model Maker

Carl Hudson

Other

Dave Humphries

Dubbing Mixer

Bill Hunter

Special Thanks

Helen Ingham

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Elizabeth Ishiorho

Song Performer ("Sweet Mother")

Juliet Jackson

Makeup

Laura Johnston

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Greg Knowles

Cymbalom

Justin Krish

Editor

Chris Laurence

Acoustic Bass

Helene Lenszner

Location Manager

Niko M'barga

Song ("Sweet Mother")

Catriona Macmillan

Props Master

Jay Maidment

Stills Photographer

Martin Mann

Special Thanks

Lisa Marsh

Floor Runner

Ken Massey

Driver

Chris Mcallister

Best Boy

Cameron Mccracken

Special Thanks

Kristin Mcmahon

Other

Daniel Melhuish

Other

Eliza Mellor

Development Executive (Bfi Production)

Les Mills

Other

Michael Mooney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Karoline Moser

Assistant Editor

Paul Nash

2nd Camera

Richard J Newson

Production Runner

Liam O'donnell

3rd Assistant Director

Sysan Oake

Legal Services

Rashad Omar

Boom Operator

Anna Orr

Additional Makeup

Louise Page

Costume Designer

Nikola Parov

Song ("Gold, Silver Or Love (Traditional)")

Stephen Pelluet

Assistant Engineer (Music)

Rod Perez

Other

Simon Perry

Special Thanks

Polly Philcox

Production Buyer

Gilly Poole

Casting

Angela Powell

Technical Manager (Bfi Production)

Mark Pritchard

Construction Manager

Rachel Quigley Smith

Production Accountant

Sonia Rai

Production Assistant

Sharon Raizada

Other

Sarah Rollason

Other

Gary Sadler

Song ("Blessing And Honour (Ancient Of Days)")

Alan Sallabank

Adr Mixer

John Sanger

Driver

Howard Schuman

Story Consultant

Marta Sebestyen

Song

Marta Sebestyen

Song Performer ("Gold, Silver Or Love (Traditional)")

Kallis Shamaris

Sound Editor

Roger Shannon

Executive Producer; Executive Producer (Bfi Production)

Linda Shaw

Additional Makeup

Jan Simpson

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Katia Sisto

Additional Makeup

Penny Smith

Makeup Designer

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Jamie Somers

Additional Wardrobe Assistant

Trevor Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Richard Tharp

Standby Props

Robert Thompson

Assistant Mixer

Angela Topping

Executive In Charge Of Production (Bfi Production)

David Townsend

Driver

Mark Tucker

Other

John Turley

Gaffer

Tony Van Silva

Additional Stunts

Donna Webb

Driver

Dan Weldon

Special Thanks

Vince Wild

Special Thanks

Steve Williams

Computer Graphics

Roderick P Woddruff

Stunt Coordinator/Performer

Steve Wodds

Other

Pu San Wong

Ft2 Trainee Script Supervisor

Michael Wood

Special Thanks

Andrew Woodhead

1st Assistant Director

Ben Woolford

Producer

Felicity Wright

Makeup Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dark Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Angels the Costumiers; Aon Risk Services; Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Film Institute; British Screen Finance; Bskyb; Canal + Image International; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Cineimage; Db Post Production; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Fortissimo Films; Harbottle & Lewis; Lansdowne Recording Studios, London; StudioCanal; Tlo Film Services
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Cinemien; Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc); Cts; Filmladen Gmbh; Frenetic Films; Mk2 International; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; Northwestern England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Viewer's Prize at the 2000 International Film Festival of Festival in St. Petersburg.

Limited Release in United States March 3, 2000

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2000

Released in United States Winter February 18, 2000

Shown at International Film Festival of Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia June 23-30, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Bosnian-born, UK-based filmmaker Jasmin Dizdar.

Began shooting May 24, 1998.

Completed shooting July 3, 1998.

Released in United States Winter February 18, 2000 (NY)

Limited Release in United States March 3, 2000

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at International Film Festival of Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia June 23-30, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2000

Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard-Foundation Gan at the 1999 Cannes International Film Festival.