Possessed by love. Consumed by desire.
Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister
Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
|Screenplay||Rachel Bennette, from the novel by Guy de Maupassant|
|Music||Lakshman Joseph de Saram, Rachel Portman|
|Editing||Gavin Buckley, Masahiro Hirakubo|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Redwave Films, 19 Entertainment, Protagonist Pictures, Rai Cinema|
|Language||Isolated, with context, 'bastard'|
|Nudity||Breast and buttock exposure, sexual context|
|Sex||Suggestive, provocative, brief, strong|
|Violence||Brief, moderate impact, within context|
|Comments||A French period drama portraying one man's desire for success and wealth.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Debashine Thangevelo Languid lothario forgetful.
Paul Boekkooi Voorspelbaarheid te veel in visier.
David Rooney Many brooding shots for Team 'Twilight' fans... but nobody's home.
James Berardinelli Bel Ami is too slow and takes itself too seriously to work as a juicy, period piece soap opera and not nearly intelligent enough to mark an effective replication of its classic source material.
Peter Travers We rightfully expect fireworks. What we get is the film equivalent of a wet blanket.
Tomatometer Bel Ami contains some soapy pleasures but it overall rushes through the narrative and suffers from a vague central performance by Robert Pattinson.
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What the People say
8470 Netizens Events happen very fast, it's mainly fully understandable to those who have actually read, loved, discussed and grasped the novel!
Average .. 40%