Russia is so lucky! We’re still waiting for a USA release date! Check out this Bel Ami promotional video from MTV Russia!
Screencap of Georges Duroy and Madeleine Forestier
In Spring 2012 there will be screening of the dramatic picture Bel Ami based on the novel of Guy de Mopassant. This novel is referred to the French literature classics. It was filmed many times, one of which was porno. Although everyone knows this story already, this premiere is being waited with impatience because the main character is played by handsome twilight’s Robert Pattinson.
The creators of the film Bel Ami decided not to rewrite clasics and made quite precise adaptation. The main character Georges Duroy – the ex military – vegetates in poverty in midst of luxury Paris. But one day he meets his old fellow Sharles Forrestier who became a journalist. And the new life starts. George can do almost nothing, but he is very attractive and his mind is resourceful. On having new appointments he understands: there is the invisible power in the high society that can help to grow up.This power are wives of rich and powerful men.
In the beginning he has love affair with his friend’s wife.Then with the lady from high society Clotilda de Morels. Then with her daughter. And it’s her who calls him “bel ami”. George’s life became the line of mistresses, lie, machinations and calculated marriages.
The director of Bel Ami is englishman Declan Donnellan. Russia knows him thanks to his numerous performances in Moscow artistic academic theatre (MHAT) and in Pushkin’s theatre and even in Bolshoy theatre. Declan managed to combine outstanding cast for this film. “Bel ami” Georges Duroy is Robert Pattinson, who is free finally from his vampire saga. He has in movie love affairs with wonderful actresses Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas and so on. Everything was filmed in London and Budapest. But the action is meant to be in Paris.
As Robert Pattinson said by himself, he played amoral Georges with great pleasure because he used to learn French and the novel Bel Ami is one of his favourite books.