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Writers:
Guy de Maupassant (novel)
Rachel Bennette (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 February 2012 (Portugal) See more »
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Tagline:
Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »
Plot:
A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Exactly how I pictured the book See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Robert Pattinson ... Georges Duroy

Uma Thurman ... Madeleine Forestier

Kristin Scott Thomas ... Virginie Rousset

Christina Ricci ... Clotilde de Marelle

Colm Meaney ... Monsieur Rousset

Philip Glenister ... Charles Forestier

Holliday Grainger ... Suzanne Rousset

Natalia Tena ... Rachel the Prostitute

James Lance ... François Laroche

Anthony Higgins ... Comte de Vaudrec
Thomas Arnold ... Louis
Timothy Walker ... Solicitor

Pip Torrens ... Paul the Butler

Christopher Fulford ... Police Commisioner
Amy Marston ... Nanny
Frank Dunne ... Bishop
George Potts ... Chief Cashier

Eloise Webb ... Laurine de Marelle
Iain Stuart Robertson ... Innkeeper (as Ian Stuart Robertson)
Balázs Czukor ... Priest
Rebecca Barrett ... Dancer
Tom Muggeridge ... Dancer
Matthew Cheney ... Dancer
Chloe Trend ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Audrey Albert ... Duchesse (uncredited)

Lasco Atkins ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Sophie Barnes ... (uncredited)

Ryan Ellsworth ... Journalist (uncredited)
Szabolcs Eszes ... Young man at restaurant (uncredited)
James Fiddy ... Parisian Gentleman (uncredited)

Arthur Gourounlian ... Dancer (uncredited)

Jason Gregg ... Gavante Man (uncredited)

Jake Harders ... Journalist (uncredited)
Ceri Jerome ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dorian Lough ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Adam Newsome ... Journalist (uncredited)

Todd Peterson ... Journalist (uncredited)
Chris Piper ... Dancer (uncredited)

Senem Temiz ... Ball Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Declan Donnellan 
Nick Ormerod 
 
Writing credits
Guy de Maupassant (novel)

Rachel Bennette (screenplay)

Produced by
Laurie Borg .... co-producer
Simon Fuller .... executive producer
Ceri Hughes .... associate producer
Ildiko Kemeny .... associate producer: Hungary (as Ildikó Kemény)
Uberto Pasolini .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lakshman Joseph De Saram 
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Stefano Falivene 
 
Film Editing by
Gavin Buckley 
Masahiro Hirakubo 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Attila Kovács  (as Attila F. Kovacs)
 
Art Direction by
Zsuzsanna Borvendég 
 
Set Decoration by
Anna Lynch-Robinson 
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
 
Makeup Department
Vicky Fields .... hair trainee (as Victoria Fields)
Vicky Fields .... makeup trainee (as Victoria Fields)
Jon Henry Gordon .... hair stylist
Jon Henry Gordon .... makeup artist
Joe Hopker .... hair stylist
Annamária Lafferton .... assistant crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest
Lizzie Lawson .... hair stylist (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Lizzie Lawson .... makeup artist (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Louise Luxton .... crowd hair stylist
Balázs Novák .... crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest
Gabriella Németh .... crowd hair supervisor: Budapest
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Julia Vernon .... crowd hair supervisor
Julia Vernon .... crowd makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Kálmán Antal .... production manager: Hungary
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Wynne .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brewster .... third assistant director
Gergely Fülöp .... third assistant director: Hungary
Sandrine Loisy .... base third assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Bogi Móricz .... second assistant director: Hungary
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
Nick Shuttleworth .... second assistant director
Andy Young .... crowd third assistant director
Emma Grace .... crowd third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Marc Beros .... hod scenic painter
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster
Alexandra Collins .... assistant art director
Billy Edwards .... props
Carrie Garner .... assistant set decorator
James Hendy .... prop buyer
Simon Hutchings .... standby painter
Josh Jones .... stand-by carpenter
Attila Kiss .... standby props
József Kiss .... construction manager
Mauro Masotti .... drapery
Amy Meakin .... graphics assistant
Les Mills .... supervising rigger
Ian Murray .... rigger
Sophie Neil .... assistant to production designer
Tamas Ordodi .... sculptor
Beatrix Petõ .... assistant art director
Mark Raggett .... supervising art director
Tyrone Reed .... stagehand
Sarah Stuart .... stand-by art director
István Tímár .... props
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Terry Woods .... property master
 
Sound Department
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator
James Gibb .... sound assistant
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Simon Hayes .... production sound mixer
Robin Johnson .... boom operator
Kevin Phelan .... head of post production: Lip Sync Post
Simon Trundle .... foley editor
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Yanti Windrich .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Robert Karlsson .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Nigel Wilkinson .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Foster .... compositor: LipSync Post
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration artist
Will Hudson .... digital restoration
Emma Hulme .... digital restoration
Katie McCulloch .... digital restoration
Dolores McGinley .... visual effects
David Sjodin .... compositor
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Mark Archer .... stunts
Tony Lucken .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ádám Balogh .... rigging electrician
Attila Barczay .... camera trainee
Alfie Biddle .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Attila Bilik .... rigging gaffer: Hungary
Kerry Brown .... still photographer
Zsolt Büti .... gaffer: Hungary
Tommy Carlin .... rigging electrician
Lawrence Carter .... standby rigger
Chris Cavanagh .... video playback assistant
Chris Clarke .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Clarke .... electrician
Ian Coffey .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andy Cole .... best boy
John Colley .... gaffer
Adam Dorney .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Amine El Fadl .... assistant camera
Mike Farr .... lighting balloon technician
Lee Godfrey .... grip: "b" camera
Stuart Godfrey .... key grip
György Horváth .... focus puller: "b" camera, Hungary
Stuart Howell .... Steadicam operator
Stuart Howell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Dylan Jones .... video operator
János Kiss .... key grip: Budapest
Oliver Loncraine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Vince Madden .... rigging gaffer
Ginger McCarthy .... supervising electrical rigger
Danny McGee .... practical electrician
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Robert Patzelt .... Steadicam operator
Robert Patzelt .... additional camera operator
Péter Pozsonyi .... grip
Balázs Rozgonyi .... video assist operator
Gabor Szucs .... grip: Budapest
Chris Tann .... lighting technician
Carsten Thoms .... balloon light technician
István Török .... best boy grip: Budapest
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Tamás Kertész .... extras casting
Kirsty Kinnear .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigitta Barkó .... wardrobe assistant: Hungary
Karen Beale .... wardrobe mistress
Martin Chitty .... set costumer
Ellen Crawshaw .... costume assistant: daily
Anne T. Delaney .... costume alterations: daily
Lucy Donowho .... set costumer
Andrew Fletcher .... key costumer
Jules Goldsmith .... costume assistant
Natalie Humphries .... assistant costume designer
Harriet Kendall .... costume assistant
Éva Kuzma .... wardrobe assistant
Joseph La Corte .... Costumer to Uma Thurman
Joanna Campbell Lynch .... wardrobe mistress (as Joanna Campbell)
Bryony Myers .... costume daily
Péter Palotás .... dresser
Jane Petrie .... costume supervisor
Anna Reynolds .... costume assistant
Orsolya Sallai .... costumer
Zsuzsa Stenger .... costume supervisor
Katalin Ujvari .... wardrobe assistant
Wyn Vaughan-Humphreys .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Paul Ensby .... digital colourist
Kim Honeyman .... digital intermediate producer
Neil Williams .... first assistant editor
Simona Harrison .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Yann McCullough .... music co-ordinator
Yann McCullough .... music editor
Jeremy Murphy .... protools engineer
Ben Parker .... music tutor
Jehan Stefan .... assistant to orchestrator
Karen Westropp .... assistant to composer
Youki Yamamoto .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Paul Allen .... unit driver
Soma Benke .... transportation captain
Mark Crowley .... driver: Rob Pattinson
Lee Edwards .... unit driver
István Ivanov .... driver
Zsolt Somogyi .... transportation coordinator: Hungary
Szepesi Zoltan .... motorhome operator (as Zoltan Szepesi)
 
Other crew
Reka Angyalosy .... assistant accountant
Philip Ball .... stand-in
Bea Beliczai .... location manager
Csaba Benedek .... location and security consultant
Roland Birtha .... unit assistant
Finn Brandt .... title designer
Kate Brown .... key floor runner
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post production co-ordinator
Phil Cairns .... unit publicist
David Campbell-Bell .... assistant location manager
Bruno Cassoni .... assistant location manager
Valentina Coccia .... production coordinator
Ginger Corbett .... unit publicist
Paul Crimmings .... close protection officer
Christian De-vos .... head of security
Szabolcs Eszes .... stand-in: Robert Pattinson (Hungary )
Elton Farla .... unit medic
Lizzy Follows .... unit publicist
Samantha Gardner .... assistant accountant
Katie Harlow .... script supervisor: dailies
Michael Harm .... location manager
Marianne Huet .... assistant script supervisor
Amy Irvine .... stand-in
Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab .... cast assistant
András Kopházi .... security coordinator
Kerrie Lloyd .... production runner
Imre Légmán .... location manager
Linda Marián .... runner
Cara McVean .... production assistant
Zoe Morgan .... script supervisor
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Zsofi Oblath .... production coordinator: Hungary
Peter Ogunsalu .... assistant to director
Gábor Osváth .... assistant to the directors: Hungary
János Papp .... health & safety advisor: Hungary
Asha Sharma .... assistant location manager
Alice Syed .... assistant production coordinator
Richard Szabó .... unit manager: Hungary
Katharine Tidy .... home economist
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Dan Whitty .... location manager
David Wilcock .... first assistant accountant
Lesley Wise .... legal & business affairs
Gábor Xantus .... medical coordinator
Peter Gray .... location assistant (uncredited)
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language
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102 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Nicole Kidman was offered Kristin Scott Thomas's role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.See more »
Quotes:
[from trailer]
Georges Duroy:I'm out to ruin you!Get out! Get out! Get out of my house!
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FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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48 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Exactly how I pictured the book, 8 May 2012
Author: lstevens-361-48896 from United States

I was fully surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. I love the book, so was sure I'd be disappointed by the movie, which is typically the case. I was also skeptical of the casting, particularly of the lead role. But even so, I couldn't NOT see it.

I soon found myself completely taken in, watching the vision in my head (from reading the book) come to life on screen. The wardrobe and sets and music and lighting were rich and beautiful. The pace was excellent and kept me engaged every minute - the time just flew by.

I was also completely won over by the casting, including Pattinson in the lead role, which was probably the biggest surprise. Not only did he manage to hold his own in the role and with a far more experienced cast, he completely nailed George Duvoy. This required him to convey a depth and range of nuanced emotions and intentions through expression and tone and manner as well as interpretation of script. Kudos must go to the director as well.

Some of the criticisms of the story or of the Duvoy character are mistakenly pinned on the actor's performance, when what they are really reacting to is actually how the character is depicted in the book. That's an argument for the author, not the actor or director. So I have to assume they haven't read the book or would not like it if they did. And certainly there are a lot of people who just can't be objective about Pattinson because of a strong need to belittle his teen idle celebrity and association with the tweenage-targeted Twilight films.

I do think the movie is probably more enjoyable for those who have read the book and can, therefore, connect the dots and fill the gaps that a movie just doesn't have time to do - but that's true of any movie that tries to stay true to the book.

I highly recommend the movie (and the book) to anyone who loves period dramas with great characters. It is beautifully done.

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