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SPHE Press Release: Bel Ami

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 02 2012 - 08:58 AM

4 stars - a stunning triumph.” - Ryan McLelland, Ain't It Cool News


Robert Pattinson brings his simmering brand of intensity to Bel Ami and leaves no doubt as to why, in a world of corsets and courtesans, he can seduce any woman he wants.” – E! Online


 “A stunning, sweeping romance. - Jarett Wieselman, ETOnline


Based on the Modern Classic Novel by Guy de Maupassant


All-Star Cast Features Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman,

Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci


Debuting on DVD August 7th    



CULVER CITY, CALIF. (July 2, 2012) – Robert Pattinson (Twilight franchise, Water For Elephants) joins Academy Award® nominees Uma Thurman (Best Actress, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Kristin Scott Thomas (Best Actress, The English Patient, 1996) and Golden Globe® nominee Christina Ricci (TV’s “Pan Am,” Monster) in Bel Ami, coming to DVD August 7th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film follows penniless soldier Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who has returned to Paris from the war around the turn of the century. Duroy quickly learns that by using his wit and powers of seduction, he can improve his financial and social status. The DVD includes the featurette, “Bel Ami:Behind the Scenes.”



Based on Guy de Maupassant’s classic novel, this tale of temptation and obsession chronicles Georges Duroy’s (Robert Pattinson) rise to power from his meager beginnings as a penniless ex-soldier by using the city’s most influential and wealthy women. Set in turn of the century Paris, Duroy seduces Madame de Marelle (Christina Ricci) then marries Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman), a former comrade’s wife. Fueled by his insatiable quest and lustful greed, Duroy conquers Madame Walter (Kristin Scott Thomas), only to learn that every conquest is marred by betrayal and that true love eludes him.


Included Bonus Feature:

§  “Bel Ami: Behind the Scenes” featurette


BEL AMI was directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod from a screenplay by Rachel Bennette, based upon the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Uberto Pasolini produced with Simon Fuller serving as executive producer.


The film has a run time of 102 minutes, and it is rated R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language.


Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.

Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.


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Ronald J Epstein
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