Box office sensation Robert Pattinson stars in this adaptation of the classic French novel Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant, a literary powder-keg of its time - a story full of sexual intrigue, scandal and manipulation. Paris, 1880s. Handsome, smart, charismatic and resourceful, George Duroy (Pattinson), known to his friends as "Bel Ami", is offered a job as a journalist on the newspaper La Vie Francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt Parisian high society to which he aspires: the sleazy colleagues, the wily financiers, and manipulative mistresses. He swiftly learns to become an arch seducer and blackmailer, in a world where love is only a means to an end. He will stop at nothing to move into the high echelons of Paris society. Duroy will seduce, manipulate and charm the most powerful and beautiful.
1hr 43mins long
M Contains sex scenes and offensive language
Kristin Scott Thomas