DVD Review: Bel Ami

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Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod with screenplay by Rachel Bennette, Bel Ami is a British period drama based on the 1885 French novel of the same name written by Guy de Maupassant.

Premiered as an Official Selection at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the film chronicles the life of Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson), a penniless ex-soldier who travels through 1890s Paris, rising to power through his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women – Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman), Virginie Rousset (Kristin Scott Thomas) and Clotilde de Marelle (Christina Ricci).

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TV Spot & 19 New Images of Robert Pattinson in ‘Bel Ami’

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Here’s one for the girls, with a whole 19 new images of Robert Pattinson and a new TV spot for his latest film, Bel Ami, this week.

Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod with the screenplay written by Rachel Bennette, Bel Ami is a period drama set in 1890s Paris. Pattinson plays the character of George Duroy, a penniless ex-soldier, as the film chronicles his rise to power through his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women, played by the likes of Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

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Robert Pattinson Talks ‘Bel Ami’ And Says He’s Too Old to Return to Twilight

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At the premiere for his upcoming film Bel Ami this week, Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson told Reuters that he would be too old to play his vampire character Edward Cullen again if Stephenie Meyer was to write a fifth novel.

Making his first appearance as the ever-youthful vampire back in 2008, when Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment released the first out of five films to be adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novels, Pattinson has since a big name for himself.

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Films To Look Forward To In 2012

2012 has only just begun, and we’re already talking about some of the amazing films that are set to be released over the next year. With many anticipated films that have already been released in the US that we are yet to see, to the many Marvel films that we are frantically waiting for, we won’t be short of great films to put on the ‘to see’ list. Let’s not forget Peter Jackon’s The Hobbit as well, of course.

So, films of 2012, assemble! Here’s a list of what to look forward to this year, and also a few that you may want to avoid.

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‘Bel Ami’ Starring Robert Pattinson Is Coming To The US

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Robert Pattinson‘s (The Twilight Saga) latest film, Bel Ami, has found an American distributor this week, meaning that this Paris based period drama will be arriving in US theaters early next year.

Sony Pictures Worldwide has bought the rights to distribute this UK, French and Italian production, which is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and based on a French novel of the same name, written by Guy de Maupassant in 1885.

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