Varese Sarabande has announced the details for the upcoming period drama Bel Ami. The album includes the original score from the film written by Lakshman Joseph De Saram and Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman. The soundtrack will be released on March 20, 2012 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Bel Ami is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod and stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meaney. The film revolves around a young man’s rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city’s most influential and wealthy women. The drama recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and will be released in the UK on March 9, 2012. A domestic release through IFC Films is expected later this year.
Album track list:
1. Bel Ami (1:54)
2. Poverty (2:23)
3. Whose Arms Are These? (1:29)
4. Georges Meets Madeleine / I like Being A Journalist (1:07)
5. Love Nest (1:37)
6. Beggar / Charles Is Dying (3:11)
7. She Won’t Be A Widow For Long (1:24)
8. A More Memorable Name (2:28)
9. Charles Dies (2:06)
10. Clotilde (1:46)
11. A Fool (2:56)
12. La Vie FranÇaise / Celebration (1:41)
13. Betrayal / Virginie Submits (3:32)
14. Madeleine (2:30)
15. Head Of Gossip / La Vie FranÇaise (1:54)
16. The Man I Have Lost (1:26)
17. You Disgust Me (1:24)
18. Rousset’s Party (2:15)
19. Drunken Montage (1:14)
20. Suzanne’s Entrance (1:12)
21. Palm House (1:48)
22. Georges Elopes With Suzanne (1:48)
23. It’s Not Enough To Be Loved / The Wedding / Bel Ami Reprise (5:06)
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A great Bel Ami review from Whatsonstage.com. Here’s an excerpt:
Bel Ami is a sumptuous transposition to the screen (by no means the first) of Guy de Maupassant’s fin de siecle Parisian novel starring Robert Pattinson as Georges Duroy, the dissolute French soldier who rises to the top of society and journalism by the simple expedient of sleeping with the wives of his employers.
It’s a deeply sour tale of having your cake and eating it, and it’s beautifully played and sumptuously costumed. And you can’t fail to notice in these rocky days for newspaper ethics, that Georges moves sideways from his diary of a cavalryman in the Algerian war to head of gossip on the broadsheet; he draws a line, though, at taking his share of the profits when war-mongering becomes a sort of insider trading.
As a debut movie, and made for the comparative pittance of nine million euros, it’s almost indecently good and highly accomplished. And although Pattinson twitches his nostrils a little too often, he’s spot on as the louche lothario.
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