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Dangerous Liaisons

7.6
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Original title
Dangerous Liaisons
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Christopher Hampton (Novel: Choderlos de Laclos)
Music
George Fenton
Cinematography
Philippe Rousselot
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros / Lorimar Film Entertainment / NFH Limited
Genre
Drama | Costume Drama. 18th Century. Revenge
Movie Groups
Choderlos de Laclos Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Based on the infamous novel LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES by Choderlos de Laclos and the subsequent Christopher Hampton play, set in pre-revolutionary France, a cunning Marquise (Glenn Close) and a seductive Vicomte (John Malkovich) mastermind a cruel and complicated game of romantic manipulation. Set against the backdrop of high--society baroque boudoirs, filled with deceitful lovers and cunning sexual gamesmanship the Marquise and the Vicomte agree to a competition involving a virginal young bride (Uma Thurman) and a faithful wife (Michele Pfieffer). When the Vicomte successfully seduces the virtous and faithful wife they unexpectantly fall in love, breaking the rules of the inhuman Marquises clever parlor game with vengeful results.
Awards
1988: 3 Academy Awards: Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design. 7 Nom.
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay
1989: BAFTA Awards: Best Supp. Actress (Pfeiffer) & Adapted Screenplay. 10 Nominations
1989: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
Critics' reviews
  • "A first-rate piece of work by a director who's daring and agile (...) It's heaven – alive in a way that movies rarely are."
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