• Dangerous Liaisons 1960

    1959. France. Roger Vadim. 105 min.

Saturday, May 3, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Dangerous Liaisons 1960

    1959. France. Directed by Roger Vadim. Music by Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. With Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Philippe, Jean-Louis Trintignant. Vadim transposes Pierre Choderlos de Laclos's late-eighteenth-century world of boudoir intrigue to the chic and sexy jet set of late 1950s France, as Moreau and Philippe engage in a wicked game of seduction and revenge that leaves no innocent unscathed. More delirious still is the transatlantic romance between American and French jazz musicians performing at society parties and at the cabaret L'Esquinade: the endlessly inventive Thelonious Monk at his piano; the propulsive drummer Art Blakey leading his latest incarnation of the Jazz Messengers (with Frenchman Barney Wilen on sax); and writer-musician Boris Vian as the guiding spirit of Saint-Germain-des-Prés bohemia In French, English subtitles. 105 min.

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