Skoonheid

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A man leading a double life finds his obsessions leading him in a dark, troubling direction in this drama from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. Francois (Deon Lotz) is a South African businessman in his mid-forties who on the surface seems to be an ordinary, happily married, and respectable citizen. But beneath the surface Francois seethes with resentment; as an Afrikaner, he distrusts and dislikes the blacks who have risen to political power since the end of apartheid, and while he's openly homophobic, ...
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A man leading a double life finds his obsessions leading him in a dark, troubling direction in this drama from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus. Francois (Deon Lotz) is a South African businessman in his mid-forties who on the surface seems to be an ordinary, happily married, and respectable citizen. But beneath the surface Francois seethes with resentment; as an Afrikaner, he distrusts and dislikes the blacks who have risen to political power since the end of apartheid, and while he's openly homophobic, he's sexually attracted to men and takes part in periodic group sex sessions with other white, married men. While attending his daughter's wedding, Francois sees Christian (Charlie Keegan), the handsome twenty-something son of a longtime family friend, and he quickly becomes obsessed. Francois pays a visit to Christian's parents to find out more about him, and begins following the younger man as he struggles with his desires. Francois is attracted to Christian, but he also sees in him a man who is comfortable with himself and the world around him, and his lust eventually gives way to a hatred that seems poised to explode into violence. Deon Lotz's performance in Skoonheid (aka Beauty) earned him the Golden Eye Award as Best Actor at the 2011 Zurich Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • UPC: 807839005875
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Tla
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deon Lotz Francois
Charlie Keegan Christian
Michelle Scott Elena
Albert Maritz Willem
Roeline Daneel Anika
Sue Diepeveen Marika
Technical Credits
Oliver Hermanus Director, Screenwriter
Ian Arrow Sound/Sound Designer
Xavier Bonneyrat Sound/Sound Designer
Laurent Chassaigne Sound/Sound Designer
Naeema Clayton Makeup
Didier Costet Producer, Screenwriter
George Hanmer Editor
Reza Levy Costumes/Costume Designer
J. Franz Lewis Production Designer, Set Decoration/Design
Ben Ludik Score Composer
Jamie Ramsey Cinematographer
Marvin Saven Executive Producer
Dylan Voogt Co-producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beauty
1. Chapter 1 [8:24]
2. Chapter 2 [10:38]
3. Chapter 3 [10:19]
4. Chapter 4 [11:10]
5. Chapter 5 [8:44]
6. Chapter 6 [7:42]
7. Chapter 7 [7:44]
8. Chapter 8 [6:39]
9. Chapter 9 [6:10]
10. Chapter 10 [7:25]
11. Chapter 11 [17:21]
12. Chapter 12 [2:31]
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Disc #1 -- Beauty
   Beauty: Chapters
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