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- Director: Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
- Writers: Guy de Maupassant (novel), Rachel Bennette (screenplay)
- Stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci
- Release Date: February 2012
- Genre: Drama
- Run Time: 102 min
A bankrupt rascal ascends to the elite classes of Parisian culture by seducing wealthy and powerful ladies. Bel Ami is the narrative of Georges Duroy, who goes to Paris, utilizing his powers of enticement to ascend from destitution to the riches.
Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson) is a poor soldier living hand to mouth in Paris. Charles Forestier, an old companion whom he meets at a club, spends three years amid the war in Algeria. The companion welcomes Georges Duroy to his home where he meets Mrs. Madeleine Forestier and her companions Virginie Rousset and Clotilde de Marelle. Mrs. Rousset’s husband is a manager of the daily paper La Vie Française. She helps Georges to get a job in her husband’s newspaper company.