Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) (1959)
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as Juliette de Merteuil
as Valmont de Merteuil
as Marianne Tourvel
as Cecile Volanges
as Mme. Volanges
Critic Reviews for Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)
The trouble with Les Liaisons Dangereuses is that Roger Vadim is a banal director with a defective sense of style. And style is what was needed for this transliteration into modern terms of Laclos' eighteenth-century novel.
More than competent, far too often overlooked treatment.
Audience Reviews for Dangerous Liaisons (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)
Vadim broke filmic sexual taboos for his time which seem tame nowadays, and so this look at decadence may be nigh forgotten and yet it still holds power as an intelligent liberal couple sow seeds of discontent merely because they can ... to their consuming regret (it was still the 1950's!). Interesting especially as seduction is very important to coercion in Vadim's eyes, and how American jazz, supplied by no less than Thelonius Monk, is only a tool of that decadence ...
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