Bel Ami (2012)

R  |   |  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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Comte de Vaudrec
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Paul the Butler
Police Commisioner
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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


Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »


Drama | History | Romance

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

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Release Date:

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)


$119,919 (USA) (27 July 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Marion Cotillard turned down a role. See more »


[from trailer]
Georges Duroy: [to Clotilde] What do you enjoy?
Clotilde de Marelle: Everything.
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Version of The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947) See more »


Ave Maria
Written by Franz Schubert
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a mediocre caspule!!
24 June 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Bel ami is a huge disappointment for those who are familiar with Guy de Maupassant's novel of the same name, or for those who have seen George Duroy in movies or in TV! Acceptable the fact that the whole novel might not fit into the cinematic body, nonetheless the caspuled version falls flat, and for me, this turns out to be the worst adapted screenplays of all time!

To start with, the casting went terribly wrong, Robert Pattinson never came close to portraying George - still in colored shades of Cedric Gregory and the vampire boy. The screenplay like i mentioned added to the misery, overemphasizing on certain aspects which did mar the intensity of the plot, and then underplaying the characters and the drama as if we were getting to see knitted episodes from a TV series. The saving grace comes in form of the background score which was brilliant - how i wished to see an appeasing drama for the music!!

To sum it up, this was a real disappointment for me, i wouldn't have minded watching a 3 hour drama (the movie really had the stuff to be that long)but this was just a capsuled dose of what i craved for - the ensemble cast and the build up to the release had sedated me, it just blows :( 4/10

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