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Bel Ami ()


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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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Georges Duroy
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Madeleine Forestier
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Virginie Rousset
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Clotilde de Marelle
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Monsieur Rousset
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Charles Forestier
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Suzanne Rousset
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Rachel the Prostitute
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François Laroche
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Comte de Vaudrec
Thomas Arnold ...
Louis
Timothy Walker ...
Solicitor
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Paul the Butler
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Police Commisioner
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Nanny
Frank Dunne ...
Bishop
George Potts ...
Chief Cashier
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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)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Szabolcs Eszes ...
Young man at restaurant (uncredited)
James Fiddy ...
Parisian Gentleman (uncredited)
Arthur Gourounlian ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Gavante Man (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Ceri Jerome ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Jennifer Kidd ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
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Courtesan (uncredited)
Dorian Lough ...
Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Adam Newsome ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Journalist (uncredited)
Chris Piper ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Senem Temiz ...
Ball Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Declan Donnellan
Nick Ormerod

Written by

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

Produced by

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Laurie Borg ... co-producer
Simon Fuller ... executive producer
Ceri Hughes ... producer
Ildiko Kemeny ... associate producer: Hungary (as Ildikó Kemény)
Uberto Pasolini ... producer

Music by

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Lakshman Joseph De Saram
Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Stefano Falivene

Film Editing by

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Gavin Buckley
Masahiro Hirakubo

Editorial Department

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Matt Adams ... digital intermediate consultant
Dan Dolan ... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
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)

Casting By

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Attila Kovács ... (as Attila F. Kovacs)

Art Direction by

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Zsuzsanna Borvendég

Set Decoration by

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Anna Lynch-Robinson

Costume Design by

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Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Makeup Department

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Vicky Fields ... hair trainee (as Victoria Fields) / makeup trainee (as Victoria Fields)
Jon Henry Gordon ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Joe Hopker ... hair stylist
Annamária Lafferton ... assistant crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest
Lizzie Lawson ... hair stylist (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss) / makeup artist (as Lizzi Lawson Zeiss)
Louise Luxton ... crowd hair stylist
Balázs Novák ... crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest
Gabriella Németh ... crowd hair supervisor: Budapest
Marc Pilcher ... crowd hairdresser
Paula Seabright ... hair and make-up work experience
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Julia Vernon ... crowd hair supervisor / crowd makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Kálmán Antal ... production manager: Hungary
Gisela Evert ... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Wynne ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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 (HU)
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

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Marc Beros ... hod scenic painter
Sarah Bicknell ... stand-by art director (as Sarah Stuart)
Mat Campbell ... key greensman
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
Tim Lanning ... greensman
Mauro Masotti ... drapery
Amy Meakin ... graphics assistant
Les Mills ... supervising rigger
Ian Murray ... rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Sophie Neil ... assistant to production designer
Tamas Ordodi ... sculptor
Beatrix Petõ ... assistant art director
Mark Raggett ... supervising art director
Tyrone Reed ... stagehand
István Tímár ... props
Howard Weaver ... scenic artist
Terry Woods ... property master

Sound Department

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Robert Farr ... 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 / foley mixer
Ian Waggott ... foley artist
Ian Wilson ... supervising sound editor
Yanti Windrich ... assistant re-recording mixer
Robert Karlsson ... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stuart Brisdon ... special effects supervisor
Nigel Wilkinson ... senior special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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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

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Mark Archer ... stunts
Tony Lucken ... stunts
Lee Sheward ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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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 ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
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
Paul Molloy ... rigging electrician uk
Mike Parsons ... electrician
Robert Patzelt ... Steadicam operator / 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

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Vanessa Baker ... voice casting
Tamás Kertész ... extras casting
Kirsty Kinnear ... casting associate
Balázs Kovács ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brigitta Barko ... wardrobe assistant: Hungary (as Brigitta Barkó)
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

Location Management

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Bea Beliczai ... location manager
Csaba Benedek ... location and security consultant
David Campbell-Bell ... assistant location manager
Bruno Cassoni ... assistant location manager
Michael Harm ... location manager
Steve Keane ... security and location assistant
Imre Légmán ... location manager
Asha Sharma ... assistant location manager
Dan Whitty ... location manager
Peter Gray ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator
Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Yann McCullough ... music co-ordinator / 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

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Paul Allen ... unit driver
Soma Benke ... transportation captain
Mark Crowley ... driver: Rob Pattinson
Lee Edwards ... unit driver
István Ivanov ... driver
Attila Kiss ... driver
Zsolt Somogyi ... transportation coordinator: Hungary
Zoltán Szepesi ... motorhome operator (as Zoltan Szepesi)

Other crew

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Reka Angyalosy ... assistant accountant
Brandt Animation ... title design
Philip Ball ... stand-in
Roland Birtha ... unit assistant
Finn Brandt ... title designer
Kate Brown ... key floor runner
Katie Bullock-Webster ... post production co-ordinator
Phil Cairns ... unit publicist
Tamás Péter Chipie ... key set pa
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
Marianne Huet ... assistant script supervisor
Amy Irvine ... stand-in
Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab ... cast assistant
András Kopházi ... security coordinator
Kerrie Lloyd ... production runner
Linda Marián ... runner
Cara McVean ... production assistant
Sarah Micciche ... legal and business affairs for Auburn Entertainment
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
Luke Randolph ... completion guarantor: for International Film Guarantors
Alice Syed ... assistant production coordinator
Richard Szabó ... unit manager: Hungary
Katharine Tidy ... home economist
Joan Washington ... dialogue coach
David Wilcock ... first assistant accountant
Lesley Wise ... legal & business affairs
Gábor Xantus ... medical coordinator
Ben Hope ... security (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Keywords
Taglines Possessed by love. Consumed by desire. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bel Ami - Storia di un seduttore (Italy)
  • Bel Ami, historia de un seductor (Spain)
  • Bel Ami, història d'un seductor (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Bel Ami, historia de un seductor (Argentina)
  • Milácek (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Nicole Kidman was offered Kristin Scott Thomas's role, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bel Ami (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Ave Maria See more »
Quotes [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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