Dangerous Liaisons

France XVIII century. Viscount Valmont and the Marquise de Merten are dangerous, fraught with broken hearts and broken lives, game. The Marquis, wishing to revenge old lover Iercury, Walmona promises of his favor if he can seduce Cecile Volange, young bride Gercourt....... Instead, he enjoys Valmont Madame de Tourvel, completely forgetting about the contract, and Marquis have to find workarounds. Unwittingly yourself to a ruthless playboy Valmont falls under the spell of a virtuous wife of the President Tourvel, thinking about the price to be paid to all participants occurred intrigue.

Director:
  • Stephen Frears

Stars:
Release Date: 1989-02-24
IMDb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $14,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $34,670,720
reviews
Susanetta Nassi
24 July 2012 | 08:27

I don't read Choderlos de Laclos, why not dare to compare the adaptation of facts novel. However, the claim that the film is ideal for those who prefer a modern intrigue fine as the best grade most expensive wines, the passion of the eighteenth century.

In the film the aesthetic standards are all perfectly: the beauty of heroines, the treachery of the Viscount Valmont and the Marquise de Merten, elegant costumes, the atmosphere in the Palace treasures, erotic words. But for people used to a more dynamic and narrative is more alive the faces of the characters of "Dangerous liaisons" will be like a little test. Heroes slow that emphasizes the naivety of some and, so sorry, svolochnaya other. Slow victory over someone's innocence, talk slow, slowly sliding down the tarnished dignity of the ladies succumbed to the charm of the seducer. The film is would be divided into two and to use an older method of shooting, with dim lights, monophonic dubbing because the dubbing is also reason improved. It is, for example, to something to say "until" — I think those days is not forgiven.

For me, it remains indistinguishable those face when Valmont falls in love or when he goes off one partner to another. If the Director is removed or softened too vital scenes — and perhaps John Malkovich, not changed expression almost no once, gave a blunder with the game. Not to do not believe, only the face is in one same thing if love is that under normal desire to seduce. Where desperation, throwing, lack of understanding of his own condition? Only and written in the forehead: "is Capable of any meanness". The image would cost to develop, to add more character movements, irritation, not know what else. Personal opinion, don't agree.

However, this stuff. The film is really good, although it just not for me. It can you need to look in a particular setting with a particular mindset. And still prefer to give a tribute:

7 of the 10

at the very least.

Rianon Ardeen
22 August 2009 | 08:07

What happens if the former lovers become enemies? Yes nothing special. But if it a woman, experiencing the joy of games other people's fates and wily tempter, who lost victory over the weaker sex? Summary the course of the struggle of the two, Machiavelli can be seen in the film adaptation of the famous novel by Choderlos de Laclos "Dangerous liaisons".

A brilliant cast does honor to this film. Here you can watch the game young Keanu Reeves and uma Thurman, which looks not more like the addition of Glenn close (Marquise de Merten) and John Malkovich (Vicomte de Valmont). Game latest impressive.

Glenn close, in spite of not perfect appearance, can embody on the screen strong, attractive and charismatic nature. It the Marquis de Merten not is negative, in spite of what role in it is negative. In contrast, in the soul involuntarily flashes respect for a woman who from behind the scenes, not "dirtying of hands", manages the other heroes. Acting talent allows Glenn close with the crafty glitter in the eyes to make life's devious plans, and then the pure and innocent facial expression to sympathize with their victims.

John Malkovich no not allow to forget that his character — charismatic, ambitious, confident in themselves. Masterfully seducing Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer), the eyes and the whole look is striking in its purity, it is once again proves — still men who are can resist any woman.

Another plus of the film — scenery and costumes, which are transferred to the era of the past and multiply a good impression from watching the film. And worth a look to everyone that would understand that women can be cruel, and men insidious that true love is not ways vanity in the end that the love can change even such as the Vicomte de Valmont.

10 of 10

Franni Lipfert
19 December 2014 | 03:49

"Dangerous liaisons" Here... I got to one of my most favorite movies! It is definitely a masterpiece, classics. To talk about this film can be infinite, only from where to start? I will begin with Glenn close — great game. I admit, I never it was the fan because just a little saw it works. But after first viewing this film, I completely filled to her respect as a professional, so thin it felt cold cruel vengeful Marquis, so masterfully lived out the role that the heroine has achieved true authenticity. Of course, it also due in part to her partner John Malkovich. I confess, too, have great respect for this friend, because in fact is not with outstanding appearance, on one of his sexual magnetism and amazing acting, he brought to the life of this complex character. After all, it is very hard to make the viewer immediately and love hate his character. A cold-blooded calculation, cruelty and promiscuity go into a timid feeling, fear, remorse. Bravo, Malkovich! So I would like to allocate a young Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves. I these guys here really like you, because then they chose a very different role. This Reeves I never seen, naive, even a little silly... And Thurman is such a gentle, young and beautiful, yet not a Tarantino diva, by the way, is also played perfectly. About Pfeiffer me as nothing special to say, she's a good actress, and the role worked well, but not flashed in the film is my opinion.

The plot? Not retell I will just summarize: it — will not rest until it will do it, just because wants (sport), will go to any baseness, it — a good wife and faithfully watches over the faithful to an absent husband. None of them waited from the alley pop Love, but it happened. And all anything, but there is still a third party — a woman scorned, which is able to all...

Be sure to view all! It is the case when the viewing leaves a long aftertaste. The film, which makes think.

10 of 10

faq
How much has Dangerous Liaisons made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $34,670,720.
How much did it cost to make Dangerous Liaisons?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $14,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Dangerous Liaisons?
This tv-show was directed by Stephen Frears.
What is the genre of Dangerous Liaisons?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Romance.
Who starred in Dangerous Liaisons?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves.
What is Dangerous Liaisons IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.6.
When was Dangerous Liaisons released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1989-02-24.