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Dangerous Liaisons (16-Dec-1988)

Director: Stephen Frears

Writer: Christopher Hampton

From novel: Les liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

From a play: Les liaisons dangereuses by Christopher Hampton

Music by: George Fenton

Producers: Norma Heyman; Hank Moonjean

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter Capaldi
14-Apr-1958   12th Doctor on Doctor Who
Glenn Close
19-Mar-1947   Fatal Attraction
Swoosie Kurtz
6-Sep-1944   A Shock to the System
John Malkovich
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Mildred Natwick
19-Jun-1905 25-Oct-1994 Barefoot in the Park
Michelle Pfeiffer
29-Apr-1958   The Witches of Eastwick
Keanu Reeves
2-Sep-1964   Dude
Uma Thurman
29-Apr-1970   Kill Bill: Vol. 1


Glenn Close   ...   Marquise de Merteuil
John Malkovich   ...   Vicomte de Valmont
Michelle Pfeiffer   ...   Madame de Tourvel
Swoosie Kurtz   ...   Madame de Volanges
Keanu Reeves   ...   Chevalier Danceny
Mildred Natwick   ...   Madame de Rosemonde
Uma Thurman   ...   Cécile de Volanges
Peter Capaldi   ...   Azolan
Joe Sheridan   ...   Georges
Valerie Gogan   ...   Julie
Laura Benson   ...   Emilie
Joanna Pavlis   ...   Adele
Nicholas Hawtrey   ...   Major-Domo
Paulo Abel Do Nascimento   ...   Castrato
François Lalande   ...   Curé
François Montagut   ...   Belleroche
Harry Jones   ...   Armand
Christian Erickson   ...   Bailiff
Catherine Cauwet   ...   Opera Singer


Review by anonymous (posted on 14-May-2006)

This the most cruel version of seduction in an imaginary world of glitter and glammer. The dialogues between Glenn Close (Marquise de Merteuil) and John Malkovich (Vicomte de Valmont) are absolutly cutting on the edge of morality of that time. You can so enjoy the expressions of Mrs. Close and Mr. Malkovich during the movie while they dare the entire society into there seduction games. Whilst in the beginning, working as partners when Valmont has to seduce Cecile de Volange, the bride to be of the Marquise's ex-husband, this evolves in a "war" between the former partners. The end was so satisfactory, when the Marquise entered the opera and is 'boooed' out by the entire auditorium, this is the end of her cruel games and the end of her life in the society. The devilness and cruelty of the Marquise and the vicomte, the innosence of Cecile (Uma Thurman), the purity of Mdme de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the meddling mother of Cecile, Mdme De Volanges (Swoosie Kurtz) make of this movie something you must see. Watch with your own eyes how cruel people can amuse themselves by letting other moral people betray themselves in a society where respect and morality are high standards. If you did not see this, get up and buy or hire this at one!

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