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Bel Ami

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BEL AMI is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.


Directors Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod
Producer Uberto Pasolini
Executive Producer Simon Fuller
Screenplay Rachel Bennette
Casting Director Susie Figgis
Director of Photography Stefano Falivene
Production Designer Attila F. Kovacs
Costume Designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Make Up & Hair design Jenny Shircore
Editor Masahiro Hirakubo
Composers Lakshman Joseph de Saram &
Rachel Portman


Georges Duroy Robert Pattinson
Madeleine Uma Thurman
Mme Rousset Kristin Scott Thomas
Clotilde Christina Ricci
Rousset Colm Meaney
Charles Forestier Philip Glenister
Suzanne Rousset Holliday Grainger


“From this day on, Robert Pattinson cannot be written off as the pale fellow from the "Twilight" movies. In fact, if "Bel Ami" is any indication, he should be known as a very good actor. Two parts James Dean to one part Tony Perkins, it's a pleasure to watch him onscreen.” – Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle

“Enjoyably soapy with a crackling cast. A witty, mean-spirited addition to the “Dangerous Liaisons” tradition.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“BE SEDUCED BY BEL AMI. Handsome and psychologically complex, it evokes a world rich in double--dealing, power plays and corruption.”-Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

“Plenty of sex and straight talk. Bel Ami has a lot to recommend it.” Noel Murray, The Onion A.V. Club

“Highly watchable.” – Michelle Orange, Movieline
"A tale of sex and scheming that is brought to life by its cast. Playful and deliciously dark." - Terry Mulcahy, Film4

"FOUR STARS - Sleekly spellbinding." - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

Date for DVD release subject to change.