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Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)

Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Vadim

Writers:

Claude Brulé (adaptation), Choderlos de Laclos (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanne Moreau ... Juliette de Merteuil
Gérard Philipe ... Vicomte de Valmont
Annette Stroyberg ... Marianne Tourvel (as Annette Vadim)
Madeleine Lambert Madeleine Lambert ... Mme Rosemonde
Jeanne Valérie ... Cécile Volanges
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Jerry Court
Boris Vian ... Prévan
Gillian Hills ... Une amie de Cécile
Paquita Thomas Paquita Thomas ... Nicole
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Danceny
Simone Renant ... Mme Volanges
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love with a girl he meets at a ski resort, Marianne. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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An adult picture about the dangers of promiscuity - hotly controversial, worldly successful - critically photographed, masterfully directed, beautifully performed! Not recommended for the immature. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 December 1961 (USA) See more »

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Dangerous Love Affairs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gillian Hills was originally cast as Cecile but since she was only fourteen years old there was an outcry and she was recast in a smaller role. See more »

Connections

Version of Nebezpecné známosti (1980) See more »

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Prelude In Blue (Chez Miguel)
Written by Jacques Marray (as Duke Jordan)
Performed by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
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A blazing good time
22 February 2003 | by -88See all my reviews

This hyper-cool French updating of the Laclos classic is a blast from start to (amazing) finish; its immorality can be a drag in the middle section, but there's too much fun to be had in it to abandon it for that reason. Jeanne Moreau does the full range of bad girl, and her performance alone would merit a viewing, but you can also enjoy the film for its sleek, French attitudes, its Thelonius Monk score, a handsome young Jean-Louis Tritignant, his suits, her wardrobe, and so on, forever. It's a nasty little film is some ways, but I enjoyed it immensely just the same.


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