Dangerous Liaisons


1h 58m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Set in pre-revolutionary France, an upper-class gentleman makes a wager with his ex-lover that he can seduce a virtuous woman.

Film Details

Also Known As
Farligt Begär, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, amistades peligrosas, Las, liaisons dangereuses
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Cine Lumieres De Paris; Cinecam; Cosprop; Eclair Group; Lorimar Film Entertainment; Michel Mellier; Nfh Ltd; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shubert Organization; WB De Lane Lea; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); StudioCanal; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Chateau de Champs Sur Marne, France; Studio Taksen a Joinville, France; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Set in pre-revolutionary France, an upper-class gentleman makes a wager with his ex-lover that he can seduce a virtuous woman.

Crew

James Acheson

Costume Designer

Christopher Ackland

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Martin Adams

Jewels Provider

Stephane Agostini

Electrician

Mick Audsley

Editor

Peter Baldock

Assistant Sound Editor

Jean-pierre Baronsky

Gaffer

Philippe Barrillet

Electrician

Paul Bastide

Decorator

Paul Bastide

Painter

John Beharrell

Accountant

Jean-luc Bezeau

Grip

Gavin Bocquet

Art Direction

Barthelemy Bogaert

Camera Assistant

Mick Boggis

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Daniel Braunschweig

Property Master

Bernard Bregier

Key Grip

Denise Breton

Unit Publicist

Gerard Buffard

Grip

Michel Carliez

Stunt Man

Gerald Cheshire

Costume Department

Isabelle Coignerai

Costume Supervisor

Brian Collins

Costumes

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Shirley Cooper

Jewels Provider

Pierre Cottreau

Camera Assistant

Jean Francois Cousson

Propman

Simon Cowper

Assistant Editor

Stuart Craig

Production Designer

Martin Crane

Assistant Sound Editor

Chris Criddle

Costumes

Leo Davis

Casting Director (United Kingdom)

Choderlos Delaclos

Source Material (From Novel)

Andree Demarez

Costumer

Alain Dominguez

Transportation Captain

Alain Dondin

Electrician

Nathalie Doux

Costumer

Sophie Drouin

Production Accountant

Jean-michel Ducourty

Art Direction Assistant

Richard Dunford

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Jonathan Farkas

Associate Producer

George Fenton

Music

Howard Feuer

Casting

Magot Forster

Costumes

Mike Fox

Camera Operator

Genevieve Fresca

Set Decorator

Roger Fresca

Set Decorator

Dan Gane

Editing

Frank Gardiner

Assistant Costume Designer

Etienne George

Stills

Jerome George

3rd Assistant Director

Frank Gero

Other

Albert Goldberg

Stunt Man

Patrick Gordon

Unit Production Manager

Stephen Graham

Producer

Sylvia Grainger

Costumer

Pierre Gralhon

Location Manager

Keith Grant

Music Engineer

Woji Green

Other

Annie Hadley

Costumes

Catherine Hall

Production Secretary

Christopher Hampton

Co-Producer

Christopher Hampton

Play As Source Material ("Les Liaisons Dangereuses")

Christopher Hampton

Screenwriter

Peter Handford

Sound Mixer

Janette Haslam

Costumes

Carol Hersee

Costumes

Norma Heyman

Producer

William Hobbs

Stunt Coordinator

Alan Hopkins

Costumer

Vanessa Hopkins

Costumer

Monique Huylebroeck

Makeup Artist

Gerard James

Set Decorator

Jackie Krost

Music Supervisor

Danielle Laffargue

Costumer

Vincent Lascoumes

2nd Assistant Director

Olivier Lhoste

Location Manager

Richard Liebegott

Personal Assistant (To Hank Moonjean)

Andre Loisif

Construction Foreman

Andre Marchandet

Plasterer

Colette Martin

Accountant

Eve Mavrakis

Art Department

Peter Maxwell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Elizabeth Mccann

Producer

Lorraine Mckee

Costume Department

Michel Mellier

Cable Operator

Françoise Menidrey

Casting Director (France)

Jerome Minskoff

Producer

Hank Moonjean

Producer

Cecile Moreau

Costume Department

Day Murch

Costumes

James M Nederlander

Producer

Patrick Newcomb

Finance Manager

Caspian Owen

Assistant (To Patrick Newcomb (Financial Representative))

Peter Owen

Wig Maker

Jean Michel Penkhoss

Assistant Location Manager

Claude Perinet

Painter

Jacqueline Perpere

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Felix Placenti

Props Buyer

Dominique Plez

Makeup Artist

Claude Potier

Chief Carpenter

Jean Pierre Pujol

Electrician

Gerard Rival

Grip

Pierre Romans

Opera Staging

Malou Rossignol

Hair Stylist

Julian Rothenstein

Main Titles

Francoise Roumanet

Assistant Editor

Philippe Rousselot

Director Of Photography

Philippe Rousselot

Dp/Cinematographer

Gwen Russell

Costumes

Jean-luc Russier

Makeup Artist

Bernard Seitz

1st Assistant Director

Gerard Sionneau

Generator Operator

John Stevenson

Boom Operator

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Elaine Thomas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Eliza Thompson

Personal Assistant (To George Fenton)

Phyllis Thorald

Costume Department

Patrick Torossian

Propman

Myriam Touze

Camera Assistant

Pierre Vade

Hair Stylist

Tor Van Moyland

Personal Assistant (To Norma Heyman)

Gerard Viard

Art Direction

Annabel Ware

Assistant Editor

Catherine Werner

Props Buyer

Catherine Werner Schmit

Props Buyer

Blanche Wiesenfeld

Production Coordinator

Suzanne Wiesenfeld

Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Farligt Begär, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, amistades peligrosas, Las, liaisons dangereuses
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; Cine Lumieres De Paris; Cinecam; Cosprop; Eclair Group; Lorimar Film Entertainment; Michel Mellier; Nfh Ltd; Royal Shakespeare Company; Shubert Organization; WB De Lane Lea; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); StudioCanal; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Chateau de Champs Sur Marne, France; Studio Taksen a Joinville, France; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Award Wins

Best Adapted Screenplay

1988

Best Art Direction

1988
Stuart Craig

Best Costume Design

1988

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1988
Glenn Close

Best Picture

1988

Best Score

1988

Best Supporting Actress

1988
Michelle Pfeiffer

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1988

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1989

Released in United States February 1989

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (out of competition) February 10 & 11, 1989.

Produced on the Broadway stage by James M Nederlander, the Shubert Organization, Jerome Minskoff, Elizabeth I McCann, and Stephen Graham in association with Jonathan Farkas, opening April 30, 1987. Original Royal Shakespeare Company production presented in the West End of London by Frank and Woji Gero.

Began shooting May 30, 1988.

Completed shooting August 1988.

Released in United States on Video July 12, 1989

Released in United States February 1989 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (out of competition) February 10 & 11, 1989.)

Released in United States Winter December 21, 1988