Bel Ami

June 8th 2012
  • Drama/Historical,
  • R,
  • 102 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Natalia Tena, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Holliday Grainger, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister, Pip Torrens, James Lance, Christopher Fulford, Todd Peterson, Ceri Jerome, Jake Harders, Amy Marston, Ryan Ellsworth, Arthur Gourounlian, Balázs Czukor, Audrey Albert, Neil Jewitt, Szabolcs Eszes
  • Directors: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
  • Writers: Rachel Bennette, Guy de Maupassant
  • Producer: Uberto Pasolini
  • Co Producer: Laurie Borg
  • Associate Producers: Ceri Hughes, Ildiko Kemeny
  • Executive Producer: Simon Fuller
  • Art Direction: Zsuzsanna Borvendég
  • Casting: Susie Figgis
  • Costume Design: Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • D.O.P.: Stefano Falivene
  • Editors: Gavin Buckley, Masahiro Hirakubo
  • Makeup: Jenny Shircore
  • Musics: Lakshman Joseph De Saram, Rachel Portman
  • Production Design: Attila Kovács
  • Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson


"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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary; London, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language
  • Production Budget: $11.8 million
  • Production Companies: 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Rai Cinema, Redwave Films
  • Production Schedule: February 2010 - 20 April 2010

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2012 Guide Analysis: "Though it shares the same name as Europe's most prestigious hardcore gay porn studio, this is an adaptation of French author Guy de Maupassant's much beloved 1885 novel about a young former soldier who screws his way up the social ladder of Parisian high society.

Recent trailers show a period faithful film that's pretty to look at but oddly inert in emotion, a not unexpected sign considering the author's legendarily efficient and involving prose is very difficult to translate on screen. As a classic French tale, if this English-language adaptation proves anything less than adequate it will likely get torn apart by European critics."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 23 February 2012: Portugal
  • 29 February 2012: Belgium
  • 2 March 2012: Lithuania
  • 9 March 2012: Ireland, UK
  • 16 March 2012: Turkey
  • 22 March 2012: Czech Republic
  • 29 March 2012: Russia, Singapore
  • 30 March 2012: Estonia
  • 5 April 2012: Netherlands
  • 13 April 2012: Italy
  • 3 May 2012: Germany
  • 24 May 2012: Australia
  • 25 May 2012: Poland
  • 22 June 2012: Brazil
  • 27 June 2012: France
  • 26 July 2012: New Zealand
  • 18 October 2012: Argentina