Synopsis: French novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", by Choderlos de Laclos. The cynical story follows the fortunes of two scheming lovers, a pair of jaded aristocrats who manipulate and toy with each other on a grand scale, drawing others into their elaborate and dangerous erotic games.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Orion Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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137 min


Cecile, darling.

Cecile, do you remember Madame de Merteuil?

Why, yes, of course.

What a beautiful young lady.

The last time I saw you, you were just a little girl.

Madame, is it true that I'm getting married?

Who told you that?

Everybody's been talking about it.

I'm not supposed to say anything...

...but yes, it's true.

-To whom? -I can't say.

-Please, Madame, please. -I mean, I don't know.

Your mother's been so secretive about it.

But can you try and find out, please?

It's really sweet to see Cecile so excited about her marriage.

Yes, she's excited, very excited.

-lt almost has me worried. -Why?

She's been at that convent since she was .

She's so innocent, so unprepared.

As long as her husband doesn't mind.

On the contrary. He seems obsessed by her purity, virginity.

Who is he?

It was he who suggested that she stay at the convent till the wedding.

That's very thoughtful. I like this in a man.

Who is he?

I'd rather not say.

I agreed to let him make the announcement.

I see.

My dear, I'd love you to spend some time with Cecile.

She could learn so much from you.

I want her to enter this marriage as innocent as she is...

...and as wise as you are.

You flatter me.


Do you see how I hold my fan?


-Vicomte. -Madame.


Won't you introduce me to your enchanting friend?

Cecile, if you allow your hand to be held too long... will take it as an encouragement.

Is this your first opera, mademoiselle?

Should I answer?

If you do answer...

...a man will take it as an invitation.

If you don't, a gentleman will know he should leave.

So what should I do?

What do you want to do?

Yes, this is my first opera.

-I've never been to one before. -Do you do any singing yourself?

Monsieur de Valmont, may I have a word with you, please?

That young lady is the daughter of my cousin...

...Madame de Volanges.

She's about to get married, and she's under my protection.

So you keep away from her.

How old did you say she was?

Fifteen, you monster.

I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to leave Paris for a while.

Where are you going?

Do you really want to know?

If you want to tell me.

I'm going to visit my old aunt.

Your old aunt.

My old aunt, yes.

How old is your old aunt?

You know her, Madame de Rosemonde.

Madame de Rosemonde is still alive?

So if you get bored with playing chaperon, you'll know where to find me.

And if you come, I'll be very happy.

Very happy.

Give my love to Madame de Rosemonde.

Who was that?

Cecile, that man is very bad for a young lady's reputation.

Your mother shouldn't even know he was in our box.

Is he your lover?

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Miloš Forman

Jan Tomáš Forman (born 18 February 1932 in Čáslav), known as Miloš Forman, is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in Czechoslovakia. more…

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