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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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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

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

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Ave Maria
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Written by Franz Schubert
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Patt is on
3 May 2012 | by kosmaspSee 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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