Beauty

Love, Envy, Obsession

Director: Oliver Hermanus

Writer: Oliver Hermanus, Didier Costet

Stars: Charlie Keegan, Deon Lotz, Michelle Scott

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Francois lives a skillfully controlled, well managed life, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Father of two daughters and a devoted husband, he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter unravels his clean and ordered existence. 23-year-old Christian is the son of a long lost friend. By all accounts he is the personification of a handsome young man in the prime of his life. Francois is so disarmed by the young man that it instantly ignites within him an all consuming infatuation and misplaced lust.

Despite his careful concealed disgust for himself, Francois pours out the lost emotions he has despised all his life in what becomes a desperate attempt at taking from the world that which he has always secretly wanted: Happiness.

  • "A ferociously powerful, yet subtle and complex performance from Deon Lotz"
    -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • "A sombre, disturbing tragedy"
    -Allan Hunter, The Express


  • -The Telegraph

  • "beautiful"
    -Little White Lies
Cast: Charlie Keegan, Deon Lotz, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz, Roeline Daneel, Sue Diepeveen
Director: Oliver Hermanus
Writers: Oliver Hermanus, Didier Costet
Country: France/ South Africa
Language: English and Afrikaans
Subtitles: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 105 mins
Sound: Dolby 5.1
DVD Release Date: 20-04-2012
VoD Release Date: 08-10-2012
Cinema Release Date: 20-04-2012
DVD Extras: Interview with director