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Can you post a screen shot somewhere?
How much footage?
How much movement in the shots?
Without a uniform background, you're looking at rotoscoping. Quite beyond the capabilities of the average Premiere user, and still a frame by frame pain-in-the-*** for those who do have the million dollar budgets.
Depending on the scale of the action in the frame, you might have success with the reverse of the old "blur the people's eyes" trick. In your case, you'll add the blur to the background.. Ive linked to a tutorial on Curt Wrigleys site: http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/videotutorial/tutdes_ppro2_smoothface.htm
In your case, imagine the background is the skin (to be blurred) and the eyes are your performers. Youll have to move and re-size your Track Matte a bit, and its level of blur will determine how quickly, from the performers, the background blurs. Now, the background immediately around the performers (unless you go the Roto-scoping route) will be in focus, but will fade, as you go toward the edges of the screen. Experiment with the amount of blur in the background.
You might want to add the Effect - Feather Edges and use white, to give the scene more of a dreamlike quality.