R | | Drama, Romance
France before 1789: When a widow hears that her lover is to marry her cousin's daughter, she asks the playboy Valmont to take the girl's virginity. But first she bets him, with her body as prize, to seduce a virtuous, young, married woman.
The film's sole Oscar nomination was for Best Costume Design, a category which its predecessor, Dangerous Liaisons (1988), had won the previous year.
Why do you want to be a husband, when you can be a lover?
Danceny: Keep writing.
Mertuil: Why don't you leave all the boredom of marriage to Gercourt, and keep the excitement of love for yourself?
After the scene at the pond, Valmont enters his room soaked, with his white shirt almost translucent. As he and Madame de Merteuil order Valmont's servant in and out of the room, Valmont's shirt rapidly dries out. When Valmont finally begins to remove his clothes, they are sopping wet again.
$96,008 19 November 1989
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