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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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François Laroche
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Timothy Walker ...
Paul the Butler
Police Commisioner


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


Holliday Grainger and Robert Pattinson also starred together in the made for TV movie The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007). See more »


Charles Forestier: [from trailer]
Charles Forestier: Georges Duroy, you look terrible. Let me buy you a drink.
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Version of Bel Ami (1947) See more »


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User Reviews

Very Enjoyable
7 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film and found it to be well acted by all the principles, beautifully photographed and costumed with a lovely score.I feel that Robert Pattinson, rather than being wooden , showed a great deal of range( remember, this movie was made two years ago, too, and he's progressed from there). All the female leads were fine. My only criticism of them was that it was hard to pick up some of their dialog.My only real complaint was with the screenplay. It jumped around a lot and left some important plot lines hanging. The whole relationship with Susanne was covered in a few short scenes. I'd read the book and knew what was happening, but the bit where he takes her to the Inn as they're eloping was too hurried. Still, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.

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