Dangerous Liaisons

Dir: Stephen Frears
Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer
119mins   1988   US | UK   15   English   

This screening is part of Depot's Book to Film Club and will be followed by a discussion.

The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont display the petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of life in France's royal court in the 18th century, casually ruining the lives of de Merteuil's young romantic rival, the music teacher for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel. But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.

'An absorbing and seductive movie.' - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times