Bel-AmiBook - 2012
Bel Ami unites a fantastic cast lead by Robert Pattinson alongside Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas in a lush period drama full of sexual intrigue, scandal and manipulation. It is an adaptation of the classic French novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant, which was a literary power-keg of its time. In the tradition of Dangerous Liaisons , Bel Ami is an absorbing period film, weaving a web of conquest, ambition and conspiracy. The deliciously devious characters play a high-stakes game of passion and betrayal, keeping audiences charmed and captivated.
Georges Duroy, is poor, young, attractive and very ambitious. Offered a job as a journalist in Paris, he soon learns that to make his way in the world he needs to use more than his brains. So he becomes an arch-seducer and social climber, using his looks and charm to bewitch a series of wealthy, influential society beauties and become one of the most successful men of the glittering 'beau monde' of 1890s Paris. His female admirers know him as 'Bel-Ami'- to their husbands, he is the enemy. This erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction is a dazzling portrayal of a world where sex is power, and celebrity is an obsession.