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Beauty (2011 Film) - Wikipedia

Theatrical release poster Directed by Oliver  by Didier Costet Oliver Hermanus Produced by Didier Costet Starring Deon Lotz Charlie Keegan Cinematography Jamie Ramsay Edited byGeorge Hanmer Music by Ben Ludik

Release dates17 May 2011 (Cannes)five August 2011 (South Africa)

Running time98 minutesCountrySouth AfricaLanguagesAfrikaansEnglish

Beauty (Afrikaans: Skoonheid) is a 2011 South African movie co-written and directed by way of Oliver Hermanus. It premiered inside the Un Certain Regard phase at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] The film become selected as the South African access for the Best Foreign Language Film on the 84th Academy Awards,[three][4] but it did not make the very last shortlist.[5]Plot[edit]

François van Heerden (Deon Lotz), is a white man in his overdue forties who lives in Bloemfontein in South Africa. Married with two grown daughters, he runs his personal wood business and leads a reputedly comfortable existence. He is also openly racist and homophobic, however at the equal time he's sexually attracted to other men and regularly has mystery sexual encounters with other white closeted men.

At his daughter's wedding reception, he meets Christian Roodt (Charlie Keegan), the handsome younger son of antique circle of relatives pals who live in Cape Town. Christian is studying law at university while additionally playing a budding aspect career as a male model. François turns into infatuated with Christian, mastering everything he can approximately him. When François' other daughter Anika later starts offevolved dating Christian, François becomes jealous and contrives a way to punish her.

During a go to to his physician for an exam, it turns into clear that François is suffering from psychological problems which can be affecting his health, absolute confidence partially associated with his incapability to come to phrases with his actual sexuality.

After telling his wife he wishes to go to Cape Town on commercial enterprise for a few days, François goes to go to the Roodts so that he can be round Christian. When Christian isn't always there, he asks for Christian's telephone variety under the pretext of discussing a felony count with him. Later, after getting under the influence of alcohol in a homosexual bar inside the town, François calls Christian and asks him to come back and accumulate him. Christian obliges and the two have a meal. François is pleased on the threat of being on my own with him, and later invitations him back to his inn room for a drink. Once there, Christian takes the opportunity to ask François if he might put money into his plan to start his very own business. Suspecting that Christian might not certainly be interested in him however most effective his cash, François clumsily attempts to kiss him however is gently rebuffed. After a few moments, François then suddenly erupts right into a violent rage and assaults and rapes Christian.

Days later, again at home, François asks Anika if she remains seeing Christian however she says she hasn't heard from him in some time. François quietly continues along with his lifestyles as standard, nearly as if the horrific crime he devoted never took place.Cast[edit]Deon Lotz as François van HeerdenRoeline Daneel as Anika van HeerdenSue Diepeveen as Marika RoodtCharlie Keegan as Christian RoodtAlbert Maritz as Willem RoodtMichelle Scott as Elena van HeerdenCritical reception[edit]

The film obtained fine reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reviews that 84% of expert critics gave the movie a high quality overview, with a rating average of 6.nine/10.[6] The majority of critics praised Deon Lotz's performance, Peter Bradshaw from ''The Guardian referred to as it "A ferociously effective, but subtle and complicated performance" and stated it gave the film "a tragic dimension".[7] David Parkinson from Empire Magazine additionally praised Lotz, and in his 3 out of 5 stars evaluation summarized his verdict as "Despite that identify, there may be an unsightly energy to this examine of obsession and anger."[eight]Awards[edit]

Beauty turned into awarded the Queer Palm Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[9] Actor Deon Lotz acquired a unique mention within the 2011 Zurich Film Festival for his performance inside the movie.[10]See additionally[edit]List of submissions to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language FilmList of South African submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language FilmReferences[edit]External hyperlinks[edit]Beauty at IMDbBeauty at Rotten Tomatoes

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