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Dangerous Liaisons 

Les liaisons dangereuses (original title)
Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de ... See full summary »
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 Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Madame Maria de Tourvel (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Madame de Rosemonde (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Cécile de Volanges (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Antoine Gercourt (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Madame Volanges (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Raphael Danceny (3 episodes, 2003)
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Updated adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' classic 18th Century tale of seduction, betrayal and revenge set in the modern 1960s world of Parisian high society. The beautiful Madame de Merteuil seeks vengeance against her ex-lover Gercourt when he becomes engaged to her young goddaughter, Cécile. Merteuil turns to her ex-lover/partner-in-crime, Valmont, famous for his reputation as a Don Juan, to seduce Cécile and emotionally destroy her. While on his mission, Valmont gets sidetracked when he goes to visit his aunt and falls for Madame Tourvel, a virtuous, married woman who knows of his womanizing ways, but that only makes the challenge more exciting to Valmont. Together, Madame de Merteuil and Valmont make a dangerous team and they will stop at nothing when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by Matthew Patay

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The series takes place in late-'5's - early-'60s, yet Maria has a modern phone with a keypad in her hotel room. See more »

Connections

Version of Cruel Intentions (2016) See more »

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Carnaval, Op. 9, Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes: 'Chopin'
Written by Robert Schumann
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Surprised at some reactions
25 September 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this on DVD, with French sub-titles (I'm learning French).

I'm absolutely amazed at the number of commentators on this site who disliked this production. I've seen four versions of the work, and in my opinion this is by far the best. It is ravishing to look at, the story is compelling and presented with great clarity and sophistication, and the acting is outstanding. Yes, Catherine Deneuve was too old for the part. But she didn't look it, or act it; regardless of the date of her birth, she retains an allure that I for one would find difficult to resist if I had the honour and good fortune to meet her. As for Rupert Everett, who cares about whether he's used botox or not? He's got exactly the right sort of snake-like ability to fascinate and attract. And both of them can actually act. I think it's one of Catherine Deneuve's very best performances, probably because of the quality of the screenplay with which she had to work.

I found it compelling from the very first moment, and I'm about to buy the DVD.


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