Dangerous Liaisons

Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 American period romantic drama film directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his 1985 play Les liaisons dangereuses, itself adapted from the 1782 French novel of the same name by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
It stars Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, Peter Capaldi and Keanu Reeves.
Dangerous Liaisons was theatrically released by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 16, 1988. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for Close’s and Pfeiffer’s performances and the screenplay, production values and costumes. Grossing $34.7 million against its $14 million budget, it was a modest box office success.
It received seven nominations at the 61st Academy Awards, including for the Best Picture and won three; Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.


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by Choderlos de Laclos