Dominic West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder. Janet McTeer is sensational as Merteuil.
--Time Out
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses [National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses]

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Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - filmed at the Donmar’s London home.

Directed by Josie Rourke (
Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalized the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 5.16.16 - 5.17.16
Claremont 5, 5.16.16 - 5.17.16
Monica Film Center, 5.16.16 - 5.17.16
Playhouse 7, 5.16.16 - 5.17.16
Town Center 5, 5.16.16 - 5.17.16
Rated NR
Runtime: 210 min
Language: English

Director: Josie Rourke
Cast: Dominic West, Elaine Cassidy, Janet McTeer