Adds a vibrant cultural framework to a familiar story, and it turns out nothing becomes a legend like an Asian makeover. full review
Of all the Liaisons adaptations, this may be the most sentimental. full review
Choderlos de Laclos' novel has survived this long for a reason, and Untold Scandal shows us exactly what that is. full review
Every attempt I have seen to adapt it on film -- Dangerous Liaisons, Cruel Intentions, even the trashy 1959 Roger Vadim version -- has resulted in an entertainment of agreeable nasty elegance. Until now. full review
Korean director Je-yong Lee puts a compelling cross-cultural spin on a familiar plot in this erotic, Eastern adaptation of the Chodelos de Laclos' 1782 French novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. full review
Worth seeking out.
E J-Yong's transposition illuminates, with satisfying crispness, the hyper-Confucian high society of the time, as well as the underground Catholic movement. full review
Pallid acting and a general lack of spirit ultimately result in a bland costume drama.