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Bel Ami (2012)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  9 March 2012 (UK)
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A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women.

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Storyline

Georges Duroy is a penniless soldier returning from war. He travels to Paris in a search for ways to improve his social and financial status. He uses his wit and powers of seduction to charm wealthy women. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »

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9 March 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bel Ami, historia de un seductor  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$38,018 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$119,919 (USA) (27 July 2012)
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Nicole Kidman was offered Kristin Scott Thomas's role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

Charles Forestier: [from trailer]
Charles Forestier: So what have you been doing all these years?
Georges Duroy: I only just got out. I'm hoping for a bit of luck in Paris.
Charles Forestier: You couldn't have come at a better time.Paris is filthy with money, even the whores are getting rich. Why don't come to dinner tomorrow night? Come and meet my wife.
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Version of Bel Ami (1968) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Written by Franz Schubert
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Bel ami ruined it
28 June 2012 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

Uma - never better grade 10+, Kristin - good as usual grade 9, Christina - very good grade 9+, Robert - painful to watch, barely 1. With his bland and totally misguided performance, he managed to ruin the film that would otherwise been good. What were those face expressions?!? Wasn't he supposed to be attractive, desirable, full of sex-appeal? Why no one told him that? Why no one told him that he's not playing a vampire anymore? In fact, it would be great if he played that Twilight vampire, here he obviously rehearsed for a vampire hit by the first rays of sun, just about to experience slow and very painful death. Exactly how I felt while watching him... And no, I don't think he's a bad actor generally, he was just huge miscast for this role. And you just can't have good movie with such a huge miscast in a leading role.


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