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Valmont Movie Review Summary

Actors: Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Meg Tilly, Jeffrey Jones, Henry Thomas

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VALMONT is a movie directed by Milos Forman in 1989. The picture earned a nomination for the Academy Awards.
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Freely based on Choderlos de Laclos's Dangerous Liaisons, the movie describes the fatal consequences a bet can produce. Annette Bening bets that Colin -Valmont- Firth cannot seduce the recently married Meg Tilly. At first reluctant, Meg falls desperately in love with the seducer. Meanwhile, Annette wants to help the 15 years old Cecile who's just left the convent in order to get married. She encourages her to return Sanceny's advances, hoping Meg will have the time to discover sexual pleasure before her wedding. But the young couple, with the help of romantic letters, lives a platonic and idealistic love affair and Annette must ask Valmont to deflower Cecile. Sanceny becomes aware of that and wants to take revenge on him.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!)    -   spurned lover goes for revenge    -   dating someone for bet/gag

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   river Misc setting    -   castle    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing nude female butt Is this movie based on a    -   book

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