First screening date unrecorded / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Miloš Forman. Cast: Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, Henry Thomas, Siân Phillips, Jeffrey Jones, Aleta Mitchell, Fabia Drake, Sandrine Dumas, Vincent Schiavelli, Ian McNeice, T.P. McKenna, Isla Blair, Ronald Lacey, Anthony Carrick. Screenplay: Jean-Claude Carrière (based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos).

Twitter Capsule: Better than Dangerous Liaisons, and superior to Forman's beloved Oscar winners. All three leads super, all resisting type.

VOR:   Models how even a period tragedy can sustain a light tone. Few films try this. But maybe less smitten viewers won't see as much risk here.

Photo © 1989 Orion Pictures/Renn Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Costume Design: Theodor Pistek

Other Awards:
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Production Design (Pierre Guffroy); Best Costume Design

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