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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

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Taglines:

Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This movie is very similar to the movie Vanity Fair (2004), in which Robert Pattinson played the older version of Reese Witherspoon's son. Reese and Robert played lovers in Water for Elephants (2011). See more »

Quotes

Charles Forestier: [from trailer]
Charles Forestier: So what have you been doing all these years?
Georges Duroy: I only just got out. I'm hoping for a bit of luck in Paris.
Charles Forestier: You couldn't have come at a better time.Paris is filthy with money, even the whores are getting rich. Why don't come to dinner tomorrow night? Come and meet my wife.
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Connections

Version of Bel Ami (1955) See more »

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Ave Maria
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Schubert
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Bel ami ruined it
28 June 2012 | by silmaril-6See all my reviews

Uma - never better grade 10+, Kristin - good as usual grade 9, Christina - very good grade 9+, Robert - painful to watch, barely 1. With his bland and totally misguided performance, he managed to ruin the film that would otherwise been good. What were those face expressions?!? Wasn't he supposed to be attractive, desirable, full of sex-appeal? Why no one told him that? Why no one told him that he's not playing a vampire anymore? In fact, it would be great if he played that Twilight vampire, here he obviously rehearsed for a vampire hit by the first rays of sun, just about to experience slow and very painful death. Exactly how I felt while watching him... And no, I don't think he's a bad actor generally, he was just huge miscast for this role. And you just can't have good movie with such a huge miscast in a leading role.


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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,018, 10 June 2012

Gross USA:

$120,462

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,374,932
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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