Shanghai, the 1930s. At a charity ball for refugees from the Japanese-occupied Northeast, the glamorous entrepreneur and libertine MO JIEYU (Cecilia Cheung) strikes a deal with her ex-lover, the devastatingly handsome playboy XIE YIFAN (Jang Don-gun). Mo’s most recent lover, a tycoon, has dropped her for a young virginal schoolgirl. If Xie takes the girl’s virginity, he'll make a laughingstock out of of the tycoon as Miss Mo will give herself to Xie. But Xie has his eyes on a different prize: the virtuous widow DU FENYU (Ziyi Zhang). As the stakes are raised higher and higher, the game becomes increasingly dangerous for everyone involved, particularly when Xie, despite himself, falls in love with Du.
This epic story unfolds against the dramatic backdrop of the Japanese invasion of China. The war looming over the glamorous, tumultuous “Paris of the East” heightens the drama in this powerful and mesmerizing adaptation of the French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Jaclos, on which Dangerous Liaisons (1988), which starred Glenn Close and John Malkovich, was also based.
The film screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on 24th May, 2012 and now it's scheduled to be released in South Korea and China on 27th September 2012 and in Singapore on 4th October, 2012.
Dangerous Liaisons Official Trailer - 2012 [watch on youtube]
Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
Genre Drama | Mystery | Romance
- 27 September 2012 (China & South Korea)
- 4 October 2012 (Singapore)
Directed by Hur Jin-ho
Produced by Chen Weiming
Written by Yan Geling
Based on Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Studio Zonbo Media, Easternlight Films
Distributed by Shaw Oganisation
Run time 110 minutes
Country China | South Korea | Singapore
Language Chinese | Mandarin
Budget $31,000,000 (estimated)
Dangerous Liaisons (2012) | Poster & Gallery