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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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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:

Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is very similar to the movie Vanity Fair which Robert Pattinson played the older version of Reese Witherspoon's son. Both Reese and Robert play in Water For Elephants as lovers. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Georges Duroy: [seducing Virginie] Does your husband tell you you're beautiful?
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Connections

Version of Bel Ami (1955) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Written by Franz Schubert
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Very Enjoyable

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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