Drama / Romance / Period
Director: Nick Ormerod
Running time: 102 mins Released: 9th March 2012
About Bel Ami
A costume drama about a young man's rise to power in Paris in the late 1800s. Georges (Robert Pattinson) is an amoral poverty-stricken ex-soldier looking to make his fortune. His friend Charles Forestier (Philip Glenister) helps him find work as a clerk, which isn't quite as glamorous as Georges would like. Luckily there's a bevy of wealthy, corset-wearing beauties of various vintages who can't wait to heave their pale bosoms at him, including Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. Some will fall tempestuously in love, some will gently chide his fickle nature, some will captivate him. But rest assured all of them will have the chance for a forbidden smooch with the callous young dandy as he manipulates his way to the top.