7.0/10
10,863
68 user 20 critic

Valmont (1989)

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ragtime (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård
Black Peter (1964)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Reality movie of a few days in the life of a Czechoslovak teenager when he starts work.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martinkova, Jan Vostrcil
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The young couple Uli and Vanilla want to split up, but lust and money get in their way.

Directors: Milos Forman, Petr Forman
Stars: Petr Stach, Dagmar Zázvurková, Petr Písa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Madame de Volanges (as Sian Phillips)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Azolan
Aleta Mitchell ...
Victoire
...
...
Jean
...
Edit

Storyline

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons." Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

As unpredictable as love itself.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ha-Peetooim Ha-Assurim Shel Velmont  »

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,008 (USA) (19 November 1989)

Gross:

$1,132,112 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fairuza Balk was 14 during production, and had a body double for scenes which contained nudity. See more »

Goofs

After the scene at the pond, Valmont enters his room soaked, with his white shirt almost translucent. As he and Madame de Merteuil order Valmont's servant in and out of the room, Valmont's shirt rapidly dries out. When Valmont finally begins to remove his clothes, they are sopping wet again. See more »

Quotes

Mertuil: [to Valmont] You must have a lot of courage, Visconte, to come here after you sent that lunatic harp teacher to kill me.
See more »

Connections

Version of Eiskalte Engel (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Performed by the orchestra of the The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
beautifully crafted, passionately acted
26 August 1999 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

i only saw the movie tonight, more than 10 years after it is made. That's a real pity. This is such a beautiful film, attractive actors, regal costumes, lavish settings.... seductive, funny... good combo of everything... i would recommend this film to everyone!!!


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page