09 20 Oct '24
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Hettie Mcdonald

Beautiful thing

90' - 1996 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Hettie Mcdonald Composer: John Altman With: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal
This is the story of two boys who fall in love and start to come to terms with their sexuality in a world which finds it hard to understand them. Harvey's screenplay is proud and very funny. His writing has great charm and poignancy but is never sentimental. It is a story about the power of love and is rooted in a belief in the human spirit. I think this optimism is central to the film and it is wonderful to have the opportunity to show what a beautiful thing the love between two people can be, no matter what sex they are. I hope the film will help to bring encouragement and affirmation to many young people who are going through the same experience. I hope it will bring understanding and support for them from their families.

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Hettie Mcdonald


John Altman


Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal


Jonathan Harvey

Director of Photography

Chris Seager


Don Fairservice


Tony Garnett, Bill Shapter

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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