Facing the Consequences of Sexual Corruption in Dangerous Liaisons – A Film Analysis on theDuel Scene Between Vicomte de Valmont and Chevalier DancenyBrittany DemircanProfessor Marie-Anne VisoiFCS 29224 February 2020Dangerous Liaisonsreveals the perverse nature of aristocratic society in pre-revolutionary France where sexual corruption was used as a weapon and strategy. Its origins are rooted within the social constraints of 18thcentury France, which encompassed gender inequality where women were primarily seen as instruments for men (Abray). In the film, the auteur uses the narcissistic protagonists, Vicomte-de-Valmont and Madame-de-Merteuil to plan seduction of Madame-de-Tourvel, a virtuous, married woman. The libertine protagonists succeed in their plan but not without causing consequences to all. This is especially clear during the duel scene between Vicomte-de-Valmont and Chevalier-Danceny where many cinematic effects were used to portray the pain suffered by the characters.