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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 »

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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.

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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 »

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Version of Wi-heom-han gyan-gye (2012) See more »

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No Problem
Written by Jacques Marray (as Duke Jordan)
Performed by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
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Not as scandalous as it thinks.
12 October 2002 | by (bahamas) – See all my reviews

Interesting adaptation of the infamous Laclos classic, this movie was banned in England on it's original release. Difficult to understand why by today's standards. The movie is introduced by director Roger Vadim who basically warns that everyone is going to be bad, bad, bad. He then appears to head off to the nearest cafe for a nasty cigarette and a vile cup of coffee. Given that the movie was made a decade before the sexual revolution of the 1970's it must have had an aura of scandal about it at the time but is strictly tied to the 1950's and suffers from the inhibitions of the period. Very French, very stylish and well acted by the principals the storyline holds up but the cynicism and callousness of the original book are missing. Still, it's never boring and worth seeing for the performances and the direction that later, more explicit movies would take.


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