|Dangerous Liaisons (2012)|
|Writers:||Yan Geling, based off the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos|
|Starring:||Jang Dong-Gun, Zhang Ziyi, Shawn Dou, and Cecilia Cheung|
I’ve already mentioned it at this point, but the movie really does a really solid job of updating the story in order to fit the locale of 1930s Shanghai. There are some political associations that are proper for the time and the filmmakers do a good job of creating the proper atmosphere to accentuate this setting. Indeed, I can’t say that I feel Dangerous Liaisons perfectly captures the spirit and look of the real 1930s Shanghai, as I am blissfully unaware of Chinese fashion during the 1930s, but the glossy fashion within the movie is a sight to behold. Keeping true to the story though, this is a movie that isn’t afraid to get sensual. Although sexuality is not something that I would say China is particularly well known for in today’s marketplace, Dangerous Liaisons does occasionally light up the screen with some very appealing sensuality. The sex scenes and brief teases of nudity are sudden, but they are done in a way that easily gets the blood flowing.