Masterpiece: The American historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton’s play Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
Lurking in French high society is a group of people who amuse themselves by plotting the downfall of others they consider to be vulnerable through their naivety. The Marquise de Merteuil is keen to corrupt the daughter of her cousin because she is due to marry a man who once ended things with her. He has chosen the young beauty because she has spent the majority of her young life in a convent and is a guaranteed virgin, something that she plans to remedy.
The Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) 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 (Uma Thurman), the music teacher (Keanu Reeves) for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.
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