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Library (Premiered Berlin Film Festival 2012) / Drama / UK / 104 mins / 2011
Declan Donnellan Nick Ormerod
Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga) Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) Kristin Scott Thomas (Only God Forgives, The English Patient, Four Weddings And A Funeral) Christina Ricci (Sleepy Hollow, Monster) Holly Grainger (Great Expectations, Anna Karenina) Colm Meaney (Get Him To The Greek, The Commitments)
Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty, Machan)
Red Wave Films / XIX Film / Protagonist Pictures / RAI Cinema
Bel Ami, based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, is an erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction which chronicles the rise of Georges Duroy from poverty into the 'beau monde' of 1890s Paris.
Using his wits and powers of seduction, Duroy moves from a prostitute's embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties who inhabit a world where sex is power and celebrity an obsession, and where politics and media jostle for influence.
About the Director:
Donnellan and Ormerod are joint founders and artistic founders of Cheek by Jowl, an award-winning theatre production company founded in 1981. Bel Ami is their film directorial debut.