Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

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
Release Date
  -   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
  Zhang Ziyi
  Jang Dong-Gun
  Cecilia Cheung
  Shawn Dou
  Lisa Lu
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