• Publication date: August 28, 2011

The Beach

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A paradisal Western commune on a surreal tropical island slowly descends into pure hell.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2000

MBC 2:

August 26, 2012 13:00 (KSA) ~ August 26, 2012 12:00 (CLT)

Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an American tourist looking for happiness in Thailand.  A druggie roommate leaves him a detailed map to a fabled paradise-like island before overdosing.  Richard and his pals Françoise (Virginie Ledoyen) and Étienne (Guillaume Canet) decide to search for the island, not expecting it to be real.

The island does exist however, and the trio locate it.  A commune of Westerners share the marijuana-filled land with its natives, who tolerate the foreigners provided that they remain harmonious.  Unfortunately, humans are predestined to conflict -- even in paradise.

The Beach earned $144 million and three Teen Choice Award nominations.

Stars:

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Virginie Ledoyen
  • Guillaume Canet
  • Robert Carlyle
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Paterson Joseph