Bel Ami is a film based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant who lived in the 1800’s. Robert Pattinson stars as the main character, Georges DuRoy, who uses sex to rise in Paris society. I like that this is based on a guy doing this and not a woman. Georges beds all kinds of women in his rise to the top. Robert Pattinson has the hard job of sleeping with Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Colm Meaney, Holliday Grainger, and Natalia Tena also star in the film.
“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.”
Bel Ami is available through VOD on May 4, 2012 and is in theatres on June 8, 2012.