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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 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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Storyline

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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Original Version! Every Controversial Scene Intact! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

18 | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 March 1963 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Liaisons 1960 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Les Films Marceau-Cocinor See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released eight weeks before Gerard Philippe's sudden death. See more »

Connections

Version of Valmont (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude In Blue (À L' Esquinade)
Written by Jacques Marray (as Duke Jordan)
Performed by Art Blakey with The Barney Wilen Quartet
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A failure nowadays, a success in the past
31 March 2010 | by SixtusXLIVSee all my reviews

This is one of the movies (not many) where the remake "Dangerous Liaisons" of Stephen Frears wins by a large margin.

First of all those movie had one Great Actress in Jeanne Moreau. Bur ir as an incompetent Director in Roger VAdim and some miscasts like Gérard Philippe as Valmont. Perhaps the main culprit is "Roger Vailland". I'm am very fond of "Vailland",love is novels (namely "Drôle de Jeu", but I've read them when I was too young. Nowadays I believe that is is the wrong kind of scriptwriter. Also Roger Vadim did not care for literature. Ask Brigite Bardot. This is a semi-failure. See it only id you are a fan of Jeanne Moreau. There is more eroticism in "Journal d'une Femme de Chambre" by Luis Buñuel than here, about "boudain". "morcilla" or just plain English "sausage". The Anglo-Saxons cannot make sausages and the current laws forbid to to it properly..


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