Bel Ami

Film, Drama
3 out of 5 stars
Bel Ami

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
'Bubblier than champagne and lighter than the air of Paris' has been the verdict of French critics on the co- scenarist, director and star of Bel Ami. In the congenial role of Maupassant's irresistible womaniser, who uses his charm to get to the top, the Viennese Forst managed to resurrect the frivolous light-heartedness of a waltzing never-never land in the shape of turn-of-the-century Paris. A delightful parade of Germany's most forceful female stars as Bel Ami's victims (?), and satirical comments on bourgeois parliamentarianism and the free press make it doubly interesting to watch, considering its market was Nazi Germany in 1939.

By: RB



Release details

Release date:
Friday March 2 2012
102 mins

Cast and crew

Willi Forst, Nick Ormerod, Declan Donnellan
Axel Eggebrecht, Willi Forst, Rachel Bennette
Willi Forst
Ilsa Werner
Johannes Riemann
Hilde Hildebrandt
Lizzi Waldmüller
Olga Tschechowa
Kristin Scott Thomas
Christina Ricci
Uma Thurman
Robert Pattinson
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