About

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.

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Directed by

Stephen Frears

Written by

Christopher Hampton (Screenplay)
Choderlos de Laclos (Screenplay)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Lust. Seduction. Revenge. The Game As You've Never Seen It Played Before.

Cast

Keywords

arranged marriage seduction cheating lover sexuality passion french revolution plan lovesickness 18th century praise love letter ladykiller boredom gender roles cynic fiancé courtly life

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Stuart Craig

Oscar for Best Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score George Fenton