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In 1782, vicomte de Valmont (Colin Firth) and marquise de Merteuil (Annette Bening) make a wager involving the virginity of a 15-year-old girl (Fairuza Balk). A year after Dangerous Liaisons (1988) came another adaptation of Choderlos de Laclosā€™s novel, one that suffered in comparison. Still, this version isnā€™t without its merits as it changes several aspects of the original story and has a younger cast. Firth and Bening are excellent, but there are many equally satisfying supporting performances, including Balk as the innocent teenager. Thereā€™s also much to enjoy in terms of lavish costumes and appealing music choices.

1989-France-Britain. 137 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Milos Forman. Screenplay: Jean-Claude CarriĆØre, Milos Forman. Novel: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Cinematography: Miroslav Ondricek. Costume Design: Theodor Pistek. Cast: Colin Firth (Vicomte de Valmont), Annette Bening (Marquise de Merteuil), Meg Tilly (Madame de Tourvel), Fairuza Balk (CĆ©cile de Volanges), Sian Phillips, Jeffrey Jonesā€¦ Henry Thomas.

Trivia: Wil Wheaton and Michelle Pfeiffer were reportedly considered for roles.Ā 



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