Director: Jin-ho Hur, 2012, China, 106 mins
Satellite Screening at Leeds Hyde Park Picture House
An alluring, stylish adaptation of the 18th century French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos starring Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi (House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha), Cecilia Cheung, and Jang Dong Gun.
Made widely famous by Stephen Frears’ 1988 film adaptation starring Glenn Close, here director Jin-ho Hur translates the novel’s story of mind games and sexual intrigue to the glamorous high society of 1930s Shanghai, and creates a taught, powerful drama with phenomenal central performances, and lushly realised production design.
Tickets for Dangerous Liaisons available from venue box office.
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