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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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18 December 1961 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Annette Stroyberg was married to director Roger Vadim at the time of shooting. See more »

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Version of Valmont (1989) 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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A blazing good time
22 February 2003 | by (Wichita, Kansas) – See 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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