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Valmont (1989)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  17 November 1989 (USA)
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Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

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Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons." Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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As unpredictable as love itself.

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Drama | Romance

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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ha-Peetooim Ha-Assurim Shel Velmont  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,132,112 (USA)
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Milos Forman:  [Schiavelli]  Vincent Schiavelli, Forman's good-luck charm, appears as a servant named Jean. See more »

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In the bathtub, talking with Valmont, Madame's negligee makes dramatic shifts on and off the legs from one shot to the next. See more »

Quotes

Madame de Volanges: Cecile! Martine!
Martine: Yes, Madame?
Madame de Volanges: Where is Cecile?
Martine: [nervously] Cecile? She's... she... she has...
Madame de Volanges: Where is she?
[Martine can't form an answer; Volanges, unable to find Cecile, rings for José]
Madame de Volanges: José, have you been at your post all night?
José: Yes, madame.
Madame de Volanges: Has anyone come in?
José: No, Madame.
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Version of Une femme fidèle (1976) See more »

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Minuet from Quartet in F, Opus 50, Number 5
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Annette Bening is fantastic
22 September 2004 | by (Minneapolis, United States) – See all my reviews

Annette Bening has proved again what a versatile actress she is. She positively emanates cruelty and perverseness in this film, but she is the epitome of sweetness in "American President" and fragility in "American Beauty." The pleasure her character takes in causing others' pain makes one easily imagine her reincarnated as a Gestapo torturer. Colin Firth is, as usual, handsome, charming, and believable. Fairuza Balk completely captures the confusion, excitement, and naiveté one would expect of a girl reentering the world after years in a convent. Meg Tilly shows a depth that I hadn't expected and Fabia Drake is wonderful as the hard-of-hearing, elderly, but wise, matron. The costumes and sets were exquisite and evoked the period completely. I highly recommend this for the performances and the ambiance.


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