USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Studio Canal
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister, Holliday Grainger
Directors: Declan Donellan, Nick Ormerod
Countries: UK / France / Italy
USA: 102 mins
UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for some strong sexuality, nudity and brief language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex
USA Release Date: 8 June 2012 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 9 March 2012
Set in the 1890s, Georges Duroy is an audacious man, who rises from a cockroach ridden existence to opulent salons by using his wits and powers of seduction.
Leaving poverty behind, he begins to make his money from passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence. He learns that sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
Adapted from the novel by Guy de Maupassant.