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Dangerous Liaisons Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1988
Running Time: 2 hrs.
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Stephen Frears
Screenwriter: Christopher Hampton
Producers: Norman Heyman, Christopher Hampton and Hank Moonjean
Studio: Warner Bros

Dangerous Liaisons Synopsis

Arguably the best and most famous of the many screen adaptations of Choderlos de Lacios' novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. This movies showcases the considerable talents of Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman. Expertly directed by Stephen Frears this version of this classic story won three Oscars in 1988.

Dangerous Liaisons Cast

Glenn Close - Marquise de Merteuil
John Malkovich - Vicomte de Valmont
Michelle Pfeiffer - Madame de Tourvel
Keanu Reeves - Chevalier Danceny
Uma Thurman - Cecile de Volanges
Swoosie Kurtz - Madame de Volanges
Mildred Natwick - Madame de Rosemonde

Dangerous Liaisons Awards and Nominations

1988 Academy Awards® Best Adapted Screenplay (Win)
Best Art Direction (Win)
Best Costume Design (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Actress - Glenn Close (Nom)

Best Supporting Actress - Michelle Pfeiffer (Nom)

Best Score (Nom)

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Dangerous Liaisons

Marquise de Merteuil ( Glenn Close ):

"And in the end I distilled everything into one wonderfully simple principle. Win or die."

In Dangerous Liaisons, how are the Marquise de Merteuil and Madame de Volanges (Cecile's mother) related?