Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dangerous Liaisons (危險關係) (2012)

This would be the third cinematic remake of Les liaisons dangereuses of note.

Cheat sheet: A pair of frenemies decide to ruin a morally upright society woman for fun and giggles. And sex. This remake trades the Ancien Regime for Jazz Age Shanghai.

It's a huge mistake. Jazz Age Shanghai was never a strait-laced, moralistic society where the proceedings of such dangerous liaisons would be a shocking, untold scandal. There's no sense of near-absolute cynicism, amorality and malice either.

Watch for: Stupendous sets. Otherwise: Watch the Korean remake instead.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 10 October 2012.

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