Bel Ami (15)
Dirs: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
With: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci
Running time: 102 minutes
THEATRE luminaries Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod make their feature film debut with this, no surprise, rather theatrical adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel.
The major selling points are the stars, especially Twilight's Robert Pattinson acting moodily in period costume as Georges Duroy, a poor boy making his ambitious way with the ladies of fin-de-siecle Paris. Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas are among the madames in question.