Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

Dangerous Liaisons

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A Chinese adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses begins with aging socialite Mo Jieyu (Cecilia Cheung) who finds herself circling ex-boyfriend Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-kun). Mo, the rich and charming widow with a taste for pleasures, still has eyes for famous womanizer Xie, who secretly burns with love for her. And yet, in his luxurious life, Xie's new interest lies in chaste humanitarian Du Fenyu (Ziyi Zhang), who has captured his attention and earned his desire for conquest. Mo … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Yan Geling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 12, 2013
Box Office: $53.8k
Runtime:
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Cast


as Mo Jieyu

as Xie Yifan

as Du Fenyu
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Critic Reviews for Dangerous Liaisons

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (11)

They have made the film function successfully almost as well as in the original setting.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
The New Republic
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Much of the cynicism, and thus the fun, of its many Western predecessors goes missing.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012
Globe and Mail
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Schadenfreude carries a delectable tang no matter the language, and as the history of Hollywood shows, stories about pretty people behaving badly remain reliably alluring.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
New York Times
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Zhang, expertly conveying someone closed off yet silently sensual, even rolls out a tear during a moment of impending intimacy as exquisitely timed as a dancer's move.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Takes Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 18th century source material to its most sumptuous silliness - I mean that as a compliment.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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This is a relatively shallow entertainment, but its glossy surfaces certainly are, well, seductive.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
NPR
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