Dangerous Liaisons



Dangerous Liaisons
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was voted by TimeOut Cyprus
as one of the Ten Best Theatre Productions of 2005

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 Dangerous Liaisons

Satanic Magnetism
THE GUARDIAN

A pitiless and searching portrait of the erotic diversions of aristocrats in pre-revolutionary France.
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A play by Christopher Hampton, based on the scandalous French masterpiece, an epistolary novel (1782) by Choderlos de Laclos.

Hampton's adaptation for the screen (Dangerous Liaisons, 1988, d. Stephen Frears) won him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Synopsis

Set in France in the 1780s, the scheming widow La Marquise de Merteuil asks her former lover Le Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the young and innocent Cécile Volanges in order to take revenge against another one of her ex-lovers who has asked Cécile in marriage. Valmont, on the other hand, has set himself a far more challenging project: to seduce the beautiful and devout La Présidente de Tourvel who is married. Merteuil doubts whether Valmont will achieve this, and so she raises the game by offering him a night with herself if there is written proof of his results. The war of seduction is at its peak and all victims will invariably be revealed.

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