Dangerous Liaisons ( Dangerous Liaisons ) - the first film of the British director Stephen Frears , filmed for Hollywood . A screen version of the play by Christopher Hampton , based on the novel of the same name by Chauderlo de Laclos (1782). The film was released on the screens in 1988 , almost at the same time as another film adaptation of the same novel . The film was enthusiastically received by film critics and made the "stars" of young actors Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman .
|Producer||Norma Hayman |
|In the main|
|Glenn Close |
|Film company||Lorimar Film Entertainment , NFH Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Budget||$ 14 million|
|A country|| USA |
The scriptwriter very carefully followed the plot of the play by Christopher Hampton, however, the play itself has a number of fundamental plot differences from the novel by Chauderlo de Laclos.
Gallant XVIII century. Two schemers - the Marquise de Merteuil and the Viscount de Valmont weave webs to seduce the young Cecile Volange, the bride of their enemy. In parallel, Valmont falls in love with Madame de Turvel and, with the help of cunning maneuvers, tries to conquer her. Despite the fact that Turvel reciprocated, Marquise de Merteil upset their connection and set Chevalier Danseny on Valmont. The latter dies in a duel. The marquise is ostracized by high society when its role in the tragedy is revealed.
- Glenn Close - Marquise de Merteil
- John Malkovich - Viscount de Valmon
- Michelle Pfeiffer - Madame de Turvel
- Swusi Kierz - Madame de Wolange
- Uma Thurman - Cecile de Volange
- Keanu Reeves - Chevalier Danseny
- Mildred Natwick - Madame de Rosmond
- Peter Capaldi - Azolan
Awards and nominations
- 1989 - 3 Oscars : the best sets ( Stuart Craig , Gerard James ), costumes ( James Echison ) and adapted script ( Christopher Hampton ).
- 1990 - 2 BAFTA Awards : Best Actress in a Supporting Role ( Michelle Pfeiffer ) and Adapted Screenplay ( Christopher Hampton ).
- 1990 - Award "Bodyl" for the best non-European film.
- 1990 - Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film.
- 1989 - Joseph Plateau Award for Best Foreign Film.
- 1989 - 4 Academy Award nominations : Best Actress ( Glenn Close ), Supporting Role ( Michelle Pfeiffer ), Music ( George Fenton ) and Best Film ( Norma Hayman , Hank Munjan ).
- 1990 - 8 BAFTA Award nominations : Best Director ( Stephen Frears ), female role ( Glenn Close ), camera work ( Philip Rousselo ), music ( George Fenton ), costumes ( James Echison ), artist ( Stuart Craig ), editing ( Mick Odsley ) and makeup ( Jean-Luc Russier ).
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