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Bel Ami (2012)

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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.

Writers:

Guy de Maupassant (novel), Rachel Bennette (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Thomas Arnold ... Louis
Timothy Walker Timothy Walker ... Solicitor
Pip Torrens ... Paul the Butler
Christopher Fulford ... Police Commisioner
Amy Marston ... Nanny
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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

Taglines:

Temptation. Seduction. Obsession. See more »

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bel Ami, historia de un seductor See more »

Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,018, 10 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$119,919, 29 July 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marion Cotillard turned down a role. See more »

Quotes

Charles Forestier: [from trailer]
Charles Forestier: Georges Duroy, you look terrible. Let me buy you a drink.
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Bel Ami (2012) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Written by Franz Schubert
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9 March 2012 | by anita-murphy-711See all my reviews

The storyline and setting for the book is well known, but this film focuses on the main character's development into a ruthless and determined man who will stop at nothing to ensure he does not return to his previous life of poverty and hardship. Robert Pattinson's interpretation is entirely rational and believable.

At the start of the film we see Georges hungry living in conditions that would lead anyone to become desperate. He sees the rich squandering their wealth and when a turn of fate allows him to enter this world he grabs it and initially cannot believe his good luck. However the men who made him decide they no longer want to support him leading him to take his revenge. He has learnt that everyone in these circles is flawed and are willing to take risks in order to get what they want, so he feels that he can do the same.

Robert Pattinson demonstrates that he has grown as an actor and is building on his previous roles.

Go and see this film you will not be disappointed.


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