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Release Date:
17 November 1989 (USA) See more »
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As unpredictable as love itself.
Plot:
Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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"Valmont" is better than "dangerous liason" in some ways See more (67 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Colin Firth ... Valmont

Annette Bening ... Merteuil

Meg Tilly ... Madame de Tourvel

Fairuza Balk ... Cecile

Siân Phillips ... Madame de Volanges (as Sian Phillips)

Jeffrey Jones ... Gercourt

Henry Thomas ... Danceny

Fabia Drake ... Madame de Rosemonde

T.P. McKenna ... Baron

Isla Blair ... Baroness

Ian McNeice ... Azolan
Aleta Mitchell ... Victoire

Ronald Lacey ... José

Vincent Schiavelli ... Jean

Sandrine Dumas ... Martine
Sébastien Floche ... Priest (as Sebastien Floche)

Anthony Carrick ... President de Tourvel (as Antony Carrick)
Murray Gronwall ... Flea Market Salesman
Alain Frérot ... 1st thug
Daniel Laloux ... 2nd thug
Christian Bouillette ... 3rd thug
John Arnold ... 1st Knight of the Maltese Order
Nils Tavernier ... 2nd Knight of the Maltese Order (as Niels Tavernier)
Yvette Petit ... Mother superior
Richard De Burnchurch ... Volanges Major-domo (as Richard de Burnchurch)
Jose Licenziato ... Blind guitar player (as José Licenziato)
Ivan Palec ... Servant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexis Desseaux ... Extra (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ... Beggar (uncredited)

Directed by
Milos Forman 
 
Writing credits
Choderlos de Laclos (novel "Les liaisons dangereuses")

Jean-Claude Carrière (writer)

Milos Forman (writer)

Produced by
Michael Hausman .... producer
Paul Rassam .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Palmer 
 
Cinematography by
Miroslav Ondrícek (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Nena Danevic 
Alan Heim 
 
Casting by
Maggie Cartier 
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Pierre Guffroy 
 
Art Direction by
Loula Morin 
Albert Rajau 
Martina Skala 
 
Costume Design by
Paule Mangenot (costumes: women)
Theodor Pistek 
Carine Sarfati (costumes: women)
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Pierre Berroyer .... hair stylist
Fabienne Bressan .... wig supervisor
Cécile Collin .... makeup assistant
Jean-Pierre Eychenne .... makeup artist
Sophie Harvey .... makeup assistant
Paul Le Marinel .... makeup artist (as Paul Lemarinel)
Paul LeBlanc .... wigs and makeup designer
Annick Legout .... assistant makeup artist
Jacqueline Stuffel .... wig supervisor
Pierre Vadé .... hair stylist
Marie-France Vassel .... makeup assistant
 
Production Management
Francis Barrois .... assistant unit manager
Patrick Bordier .... production manager
Xavier Castano .... production manager
Catherine Chouridis .... assistant unit manager
Philippe Delest .... assistant unit manager
Kevin J. Foxe .... post-production supervisor
Jacques Frederix .... assistant unit manager
Eric Hubert .... assistant unit manager
Eric Moreau .... assistant production manager
Janou Shammas .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pascal Baeumler .... additional second assistant director
Philippe Bérenger .... second assistant director (as Philippe Berenger)
Jean Fellous .... trainee assistant director
Isabelle Henry .... additional second assistant director
Olivier Horlait .... first assistant director
Laurent Modiano .... trainee assistant director
Jérôme Navarro .... second assistant director
Christophe Vallée .... third assistant director
Thomas Vincent .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jean Allou .... lead carpenter
Jean Bretonnière .... scenic painter
Jean Colin .... propman: furniture
Marcel Daudin .... assistant leadman location
René Donnenwirth .... props
Jean-Michel Ducourty .... assistant art director
Jean-Paul Gaillot .... chief construction grip
Roland Jacob .... buyer
Marcel Laude .... props
Jacques Leguillon .... set dresser (as Jacques-Albert Leguillon)
René Loubet .... construction manager
François Marcepoil .... backdrop painter
André Marchandet .... model maker
Philippe Margottin .... propman: furniture
François Philippi .... props
Robert Pilat .... upholsterer
Jean-Yves Rabier .... assistant art director
Brigitte Renard .... sculptor (as Brigitte James)
Georges Robert .... chief painter
Yves Seigneuret .... buyer
Claude Suné .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jean-Marie Blondel .... second cable man
Richard P. Cirincione .... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Randall Coleman .... assistant adr editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Chris Fielder .... apprentice sound editor
Susan Sklar Friedman .... apprentice sound editor
Rudy Gaskins .... assistant sound editor (as Rudolph Gaskins)
Kenton Jakub .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound editor
Kevin Lee .... sound editor
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Harry Peck Bolles .... sound editor (as Harry Bolles)
Mark Rathaus .... sound editor
Maurice Schell .... supervising sound editor
Ahmad Shirazi .... sound editor
David Sutton .... boom operator
Susan M. Wagner .... assistant sound editor (as Susan Wagner)
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Maurice Schell .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Crawley .... special effects crew
Tony Donn .... special effects crew
Patrick Hegarty .... special effects crew
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor
Michel Norman .... special effects: France
 
Stunts
Claude Carliez .... fight arranger
Michel Carliez .... assistant fight arranger
Bernard Chabin .... stunts
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Baltel .... best boy grip
Eric Baraillon .... electrician
Brigitte Barbier .... second assistant camera
Jean-Marie Benoît .... electrician (as Jean-Marie Benoit)
Geoff Brown .... camera operator: Louma crane
Philippe Cadeau .... best boy electric (as Philip Cadeau)
Sylvain Cuhial .... electrician
Jacques Debaye .... generator operator
Roland Dondin .... electrician
Jean Harnois .... camera operator
Manuel Jover .... grip
Jaromír Komárek .... still photographer (as Jaromír Komarek)
François Lauliac .... first assistant camera
Jean-Claude Le Bras .... gaffer (as Jean-Claude Lebras)
Pascal Lombardo .... electrician
Jozef Ort-Snep .... camera operator: second unit (as Joseph Ort-Snep)
Michel Podik .... grip
Isabelle Scala .... first assistant camera
Michel Strasser .... grip
René Strasser .... key grip
Christian Thurot .... generator operator
Noël Véry .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Pascale Béraud .... extras casting director: France
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting: France
Margot Capelier .... casting: France
Cyrena Hausman .... casting assistant: USA
Lofti Mokdad .... extras casting: France
Gérard Moulévrier .... casting: France
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaelle Allen .... costume accessories designer
Pascale Baume .... wardrobe assistant
Isabelle Benoist .... wardrobe assistant
Moidele Bickel .... wardrobe supervisor (as Bernadette Villard)
Fabrizio Caracciolo .... wardrobe coordinator
Vincent Ganden .... wardrobe assistant
Sylvie Gautrelet .... wardrobe supervisor
Isabelle Lelievre .... wardrobe assistant (as Isabelle Le Lièvre)
Simone Leroy .... wardrobe assistant
Eric Perron .... wardrobe assistant
Benoit Pistel .... wardrobe assistant
Delphine Provent .... wardrobe assistant
Henriette Raz .... wardrobe assistant (as Henriette Raz-Boffety)
 
Editorial Department
Megan B. Agosto .... apprentice editor (as Megan Agosto)
Carol A. Ellison Fleming .... assistant editor (as Carol Fleming)
Pamela Reis .... apprentice editor
Marie-Pierre Renaud .... first assistant editor
Barbara Tulliver .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Rachel Bolt .... viola
Michelle Cooper .... apprentice music editor
James Flatto .... assistant music editor
Chuck Irwin .... music engineer
Dick Lewzey .... music engineer (as Dick Lewsey)
Neville Marriner .... conductor (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Christopher Palmer .... music arranger
Stuart Stanley .... music editor
John Strauss .... additional scoring
John Strauss .... supervising music editor
Jean-Michel Tavernier .... music coordinator: France
Gary Anderson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Mottram .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jean-Claude Souffir .... production driver
 
Other crew
Pierre Andrieu .... production assistant
Patrice Arrat .... assistant choreographer
Francis Barrois .... production assistant
Claude Berri .... presenter
Martin Brossollet .... assistant to producers
Jarmila Buzkova .... set interpreter
Josée Bénabent-Loiseau .... worldwide press and marketing
Claude Carliez .... weapons master
Michel Carliez .... assistant weapon master
Florence Courtois .... assistant production accountant
Jean-Louis Coutant .... bow master
René Couture .... carriages
Jean-Benoit Doerr .... production assistant
Christine Duffau .... assistant production coordinator
Sylvie Duluc .... production assistant
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor
Katherine Enger .... assistant script supervisor
Nathalie Farjon .... production coordinator
Roland Farjon .... production assistant
Claude Fenioux .... financial controller
Bertille Fournier .... harp teacher
Pierre Fournier .... production assistant
Françoise Gavalda .... production accountant
Patrice Gladel .... production assistant
Jacques Grousset .... caterer
Anne Gyory .... script consultant
Ann Jacoby .... choreographer
Jacques Le Roux .... writing advisor
Mary Jo Macvey .... tutor: Mary Jo Macvey
François Nadal .... horse trainer
Marion Nadal .... assistant horse trainer
Jan Novák .... script consultant
André Noël .... dog trainer
Osceola Refetoff .... assistant to producers
Valerie Remise .... production assistant
Roland Riallot .... production assistant
Stanislas Robiolle .... production assistant
Clare Sauzey .... assistant production coordinator
Eva Schmitz .... assistant: Milos Forman
Pierre Soubestre .... production assistant
Catherine Staub .... production accountant
Gerard Staub .... production assistant
Pierre Trémouille .... financial supervisor
Heidi Vogel .... production associate: USA
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Brazil:16 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2000) | Finland:K-14 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | New Zealand:M | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Sweden:7 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michelle Pfeiffer was offered the role of the Marquise de Merteuil at the same time she was offered the role as Madame de Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons (1988).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Valmont:You must be an exceptional woman.
Madame de Tourvel:No, not exceptional. Why?
Valmont:Love a husband, and he's never there.
Madame de Tourvel:Do you married, Mr. Valmont?
Valmont:No, I'm in love.
Madame de Tourvel:You're in love?
Valmont:Yes.
Madame de Tourvel:Then why aren't you with her?
Valmont:I am with her. I'm talking to her right now.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tom JonesSee more »

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51 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
"Valmont" is better than "dangerous liason" in some ways, 12 April 2002
Author: Louise Liu (nirvana_83) from DC, USA

I just watched "Valmont" just now actually, and what can I say, I was really impressed with the film... I've seen "Dangerous Liason" so many times before, and it's always been one of my favorites, so maybe that's why I was a bit skeptical about "Valmont" as it started (for me it was overshadowed by "Dangerous Liason", but it was quick for me to be proven wrong...) The film was great, very interesting, because it provided different insight into the the story. Colin Firth (who I've fallen in love with ever since I watched "Bridget Jones' Diary, because he is one charming brit!) was dazzling as Valmont, and he managed to display another kind of Valmont, which John Malkovich wasn't, but he was great as well. Firth's Valmont was very charming and he has a passion and charisma to him that Malkovich lacked (he was overall rather "cool"), and what can i say? He just took my breath away again once again. Annette Bening (is that how u spell her name?) was also brilliant, and in the begining I was tricked into thinking that she was too nice for the part, but nope, she was evil as well, and maybe to some extent more evil that Glenn Close's portryal, because beneath all the nice and sweetness, beining was evil indeed! and Henry Thomas, he was extroidinary, and he did a great job! His potrayal of his character was so much better than Keanu Reeves (who can't act), and he made the movie interesting indeed. it was sad to see his innocence lost at the end though, what really disturbed me, because before he was such a loyal lover! sad, the loss of innocence, once it's gone, it never comes back...maybe "Valmont" is lacking in the sense that it failed to illustrate the importance of Madame de Tourvel, like "Dangerous Liason" did, but otherwise, Valmont is magnificent. passionate, fun, and definetly keeps you going!

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