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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Laroche
Comte de Vaudrec
Timothy Walker ...
Paul the Butler
Police Commisioner
Amy Marston ...


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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Marion Cotillard turned down a role. See more »


[from trailer]
Georges Duroy: [to Virginie after throwing her down] I despise you!
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Version of Bel Ami (1939) See more »


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Patt is on
3 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I can see that a lot of people didn't like the movie. And it makes sense, because this is not fancy, nor does it try to be popular. And there is no big story backing this up either. But you can see by my rating that I did like it. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of those Twilight movies (though the first one did exactly what it promised ... for the target audience). But Robert P. does show that there is more to him than glitter and pouting. Of course there was "Remember me" and other movies that would back that up, but this is the first movie where he has a stellar cast beside him, that also works as a drama.

There is a dark and sinister side to the character he is playing here and there are a lot of nice little moments where the "true" character is coming to light and shows his true colors. The performance is brilliant, but will be overlooked by a few for obvious reasons. Still, if you like drama movies with great performances, you probably will like this too.

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