Valmont

Based on the same 200-year old French novel as the film, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Valmont tells a story of sex and seduction and the complicated love games played by aristocratic lovers. Valmont is a ruthless womanizer who is attracted to 15-year old Cecile, an innocent and pure convent-bred girl who is betrothed to a man she's never met. Cecile is under the protection of her widowed cousin, the Marquise de Merteuil whose lover is Cecile's fiancé. Because Merteuil knows her lover will only marry a virgin, she challenges Valmont to seduce Cecile.

  • Starring: Meg Tilly, Colin Firth
  • Director(s): Milos Forman
  • Producer(s): Michael Hausman, Paul Rassam
  • Screenwriter(s): Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-Claude Carriere
  • Distributor: Orion
  • Release Date: Friday, November 17, 1989
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

Staged in an era of horse and carriage, various other animals are primarily atmosphere.