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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Robert Pattinson
Uma Thurman
Christina Ricci
Kristin Scott Thomas
Directors
Declan Donnellan
Nick Ormerod
Screenwriters
Rachel Bennette
Running Time
103 minutes

Bel Ami
Aarghh, Pattz


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Plot
Dashing Georges Duroy (Pattinson), a poor ex-soldier from a rural background, enters the alien world of Parisian society under the wing of old friend Charles Forestier (Glenister). When Forestier secures him an introduction to society he soon makes the acquaintance of its ladies, including Madeleine Forestier (Thurman), Virginie Walters (Scott Thomas) and Clotilde De Marelle (Ricci). Amorousness swiftly ensues.


Verdict
Even with a strong cast to gild its endless chambers and salons, there's barely a spark of soul to fuel its story. Pattinson is no Malkovich either.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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