About the film
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Dangerous Liaisons, a Feminist Manifesto?
Release Date: September 15, 2021
|Genres||:||Documentary, History, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo, ARTE|
|Producers||:||Muriel Meynard, Stéphanie Garnes, Arthur Fortin, Sarah Kere, Clémence Decrop|
|Writers||:||Priscilla Pizzato, David Auroux|
Well known for its exploration of seduction and revenge, the “Dangerous Liaisons” by Choderlos de Laclos caused a scandal from its first publication in 1782. Despite – or because of the scandal – the book was a top-seller. Since then, it stood the test of time. Combining eras, continents and people, the novel is adapted around the world. Marvelous tool for reflection on the female condition, social satire announcing the Revolution, remarkable work on the conflicting nature of love but also of the gender war, consecration of the power of the words, a libertine manual… “Dangerous Liaisons” is all of these at once.