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Bel Ami

- Temptation. Seduction. Obsession.
Bel Ami
Bel Ami Rating: 52 out of 100 based on 21 reviews.
Cast
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
Pip Torrens

Paul the Butler
Christopher Fulford

Police Commisioner
Production
Director:Declan Donnellan
Nick Ormerod
Producer:Uberto Pasolini (producer)
Laurie Borg (co-producer)
Simon Fuller (executive producer)
Ceri Hughes (associate producer)
Ildiko Kemeny (associate producer: Hungary)
Writer:Rachel Bennette (screenplay)
Guy de Maupassant (novel)
Reviews for Bel Ami
The A.V. Club
Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has been adapted for the stage and screen multiple times—most memorably in 1947, in a movie starring George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. The novel’s appeal is obvious: It explores the social strata of 19th-century...
Read review7 Jun 2012
Movie Web
Originally a novel by Guy De Maupassant, a French author who published the book in 1885, reaching classic status over the last 140 years, Bel Ami is a period drama centering on an ex-military man, Georges Duroy, who was born into poverty and seeks to...
Read review25 Jul 2012
RedEye
In “Midnight in Paris,” Adriana (Marion Cotillard) longs for an earlier era, unfulfilled by 1920s Paris. If she saw the city in 1890 as presented in “Bel Ami,” she might stop dreaming of the past.
Read review21 Jun 2012
New York Post
Millions of “Twilight” fans have one thing right: Robert Pattinson is a stunningly good-looking man. It’s little trouble to believe Pattinson, as the title character in “Bel Ami,” can coax a woman into bed with a few seconds of sustained eye contact.
Read review7 Jun 2012
Reel Views
If the goal of Bel Ami was to capture a fleeting flavor of Dangerous Liaisons, the intention should be deemed a failure. Based on Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel, Bel Ami is the meandering, unfocused tale of the rise of an unprincipled opportunist in...
Read review30 May 2012
Reviews for Bel Ami
The A.V. Club
Guy de Maupassant’s novel Bel Ami has been adapted for the stage and screen multiple times—most memorably in 1947, in a movie starring George Sanders and Angela Lansbury. The novel’s appeal is obvious: It explores the social strata of 19th-century...
Read review7 Jun 2012
Movie Web
Originally a novel by Guy De Maupassant, a French author who published the book in 1885, reaching classic status over the last 140 years, Bel Ami is a period drama centering on an ex-military man, Georges Duroy, who was born into poverty and seeks to...
Read review25 Jul 2012
RedEye
In “Midnight in Paris,” Adriana (Marion Cotillard) longs for an earlier era, unfulfilled by 1920s Paris. If she saw the city in 1890 as presented in “Bel Ami,” she might stop dreaming of the past.
Read review21 Jun 2012
New York Post
Millions of “Twilight” fans have one thing right: Robert Pattinson is a stunningly good-looking man. It’s little trouble to believe Pattinson, as the title character in “Bel Ami,” can coax a woman into bed with a few seconds of sustained eye contact.
Read review7 Jun 2012
Reel Views
If the goal of Bel Ami was to capture a fleeting flavor of Dangerous Liaisons, the intention should be deemed a failure. Based on Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel, Bel Ami is the meandering, unfocused tale of the rise of an unprincipled opportunist in...
Read review30 May 2012
ABC Radio (Australia)
Adapted from Guy de Maupassant's second novel, published in 1885, Bel Ami is a good film, with some very strong elements, let down rather tremendously by a seriously amiss piece of central casting.
Read review30 May 2012
MovieXclusive.com
Bel Ami is the adaptation of the novel of the same title by French author Guy de Maupassant. It chronicles rise of Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson) rise to power from a poor ex-soldier to one of the most successful men in Paris...
Time Out London
As a whirlwind of bonking and banquets, ‘Bel Ami’ is diverting and sometimes amusing, and Pattinson is adequate in the lead – pretty enough to convince as a womaniser but with enough of a hint of ambition and a moral vacuum behind the eyes.
Birmingham Mail
Bel Ami is an adaptation of the 1885 novel by Guy de Maupassant who died aged just 42 after apparently being ravaged by syphilis.
Read review9 Mar 2012
HollywoodChicago.com
Robert Pattinson is such a divisive actor. While he’s clearly one of the most popular young stars in the world thanks to his work in the “Twilight” films, he has yet to prove to most people that he can really act.
Read review22 Jun 2012
Film4
A brooding tale of sex and scheming that is brought to life by its cast. More playful than you might expect, it's still a deliciously dark period piece that stays true to the tone of the novel.
Screen Jabber
It's an interesting choice for Pattinson, working with two very well regarded theatre directors on their first film. And they've surrounded him with some top acting talent - Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas, Philip Glenister...
The Sydney Morning Herald
PROWLING like a would-be panther obsessed with carnal and pecuniary desires, lad-on-the-take Georges (Robert Pattinson) is a curiously hollow creature in this frothy period drama from directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.
Read review20 May 2012
Flicks.co.nz
There are few stories I relish as much as those that centre around some sort of societal ascension. There's something quite delicious about watching a character weave around his or her class status to infiltrate a rarefied arena, only to inevitably...
Shadows on the Wall
Guy de Maupassant's 1885 novel was first adapted for the cinema in 1919, and yet the story has some intriguing parallels with European society today. On the other hand, this adaptation never finds its tone, and it doesn't give us a single...
Sky Movies HD
How Robert Pattinson's Twilight-dazzled devotees will react to seeing their dreamboat playing a selfish and determinedly unromantic rotter is hard to predict.
Express.co.uk
The picture is handsomely staged and easy-on-the-eye but never establishes a fluent pace or tone, while the general point of the story escaped me.
Read review8 Mar 2012
The Telegraph
Robert Pattinson is improving, film by film, with a make-or-break test of his acting coming up in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis: if you are terrible in a Cronenberg movie, you really ought to consider a change of profession.
Read review9 Mar 2012
TotalFilm.com
When Robert Pattinson met Marion Cotillard in Cannes and told her he was doing a film of Guy de Maupassant’s classic French novel she expressed bemusement: “But why make it in English?”
Read review27 Feb 2012
Empire
Robert Pattinson very much looks the part for Guy De Maupassant’s anti-morality tale, but his suitability ends there. The 1885 novel follows Georges Duroy, a young man endowed with beautiful features and ruthless cunning who uses these cruel...
WeLoveMovieClub.com
“Bel Ami” เป็นหนังชิงรักหักสวาทในวังวนความรักของเหล่าตัวละครชนชั้นสูงที่ภาพรวมถือว่าอยู่ในระดับที่กลางๆ คือไม่ได้นำเสนอด้านมืดของกิเลสตัณหาได้เด็ดขาด หรือ ความเป็นดราม่าด้านการกระทำของตัวละครเอก Bel Ami ได้ชวนเห็นใจอย่างที่ควรจะเป็น...
Read review7 May 2012
Cast
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...Louis
Timothy Walker...Solicitor
Pip Torrens...Paul the Butler
Christopher Fulford...Police Commisioner
Amy Marston...Nanny
Balázs Czukor...Priest
George Potts...Chief Cashier
Eloise Webb...Laurine de Marelle
Rebecca Barrett...Dancer
Tom Muggeridge...Dancer
Matthew Cheney...Dancer
Ceri Jerome...Dancer (uncredited)
Jake Harders...Journalist (uncredited)
Arthur Gourounlian...Dancer (uncredited)
Szabolcs Eszes...Young man at restaurant (uncredited)
Ryan Ellsworth...Journalist (uncredited)
Audrey Albert...Duchesse (uncredited)
James Fiddy...Parisian Gentleman (uncredited)
Jason Gregg...Gavante Man (uncredited)
Adam Newsome...Journalist (uncredited)
Lasco Atkins...French Waiter (uncredited)
Sophie Barnes...(uncredited)
Dorian Lough...Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Chris Piper...Dancer (uncredited)
Senem Temiz...Ball Guest (uncredited)
Production
Director:Declan Donnellan
Nick Ormerod
Producer:Uberto Pasolini (producer)
Laurie Borg (co-producer)
Simon Fuller (executive producer)
Ceri Hughes (associate producer)
Ildiko Kemeny (associate producer: Hungary)
Writer:Rachel Bennette (screenplay)
Guy de Maupassant (novel)
Composer:Lakshman Joseph De Saram
Rachel Portman
Cinematographer:Stefano Falivene
Editing:Gavin Buckley
Masahiro Hirakubo
Casting:Susie Figgis
Production Design:Attila Kovács
Art Director:Zsuzsanna Borvendég
Set Decorator:Anna Lynch-Robinson
Marc Beros
Costume Design:Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Makeup:Vicky Fields (makeup trainee)
Jon Henry Gordon (makeup artist)
Joe Hopker (hair stylist)
Louise Luxton (crowd hair stylist)
Balázs Novák (crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest)
Jenny Shircore (makeup designer)
Julia Vernon (crowd makeup supervisor)
Annamária Lafferton (assistant crowd makeup supervisor: Budapest)
Lizzie Lawson (makeup artist)
Gabriella Németh (crowd hair supervisor: Budapest)
Production Management:Kálmán Antal (production manager: Hungary)
Gisela Evert (post-production supervisor)
Jennifer Wynne (production manager)
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