Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an honorable woman. If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will.
However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Based on the same novel as "Dangerous Liaisons." -- IMDb
Colin Firth .... Valmont Annette Bening .... Merteuil Meg Tilly .... Tourvel Fairuza Balk .... Cecile SiÃ¢n Phillips .... Madame de Volanges Jeffrey Jones .... Gercourt Henry Thomas .... Danceny Fabia Drake .... Madame de Rosemonde T.P. McKenna .... Baron Isla Blair .... Baroness Ian McNeice .... Azolan Aleta Mitchell .... Victoire Ronald Lacey .... Jose Vincent Schiavelli .... Jean Sandrine Dumas .... Martine
September 16, 2011 Subject:
An Underappreciated and Superior Version
Valmont is the unfortunate step-child version of Les Liaisons dangereuses that was produced around the same time as the better publicized Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich. Firth plays a much more sensual and sympathetic Vicomte de Valmont, and the fact that he and Meg Tilly fell in love during the filming of Valmont (they later had a son together and remain good friends) makes their scenes all the more touching. Firth and Tilly are exquisite together in the dancing and the passionate reunion scenes. Grab a quilt and cup of cocoa and spend a quiet evening with this film. I enjoy it more each time I see it.