Cousin Bette


1h 48m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Set in Paris in the mid 1800's, an embittered, jealous, and scheming woman seeks to ruin and disgrace the members of her family.

Film Details

Also Known As
Kusin Bette
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Bordeaux, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Set in Paris in the mid 1800's, an embittered, jealous, and scheming woman seeks to ruin and disgrace the members of her family.

Crew

Tariq Anwar

Editor

Honore De Balzac

Source Material (From Novel)

Eric Bartonio

Assistant Director

Brigitte Baudet

Art Department

Eric Belassen

Location Manager

Vincenzo Bellini

Song

Becky Bentham

Music Coordinator

Simon Boswell

Song

Simon Boswell

Music

Jean Bourne

Script Supervisor

Richard Bridgland

Storyboard Artist

Richard Bridgland

Art Director

Barry Alexander Brown

Editor

Zoe Cain

Other

Nathalie Chéron

Casting

Alan Church

Visual Effects

Sally Clayton

Visual Effects

Bertrand Clercq-roques

Art Director

Giovanni Coppola

Scenic Artist

Pierre D'hoffelize

Location Manager

Jean-jacques Damiani

Unit Manager

Peter Dansie

Dialogue Editor

Terry Davies

Music Conductor

Tim Davies

Visual Effects

Mario Davignon

Wardrobe Supervisor

Pierre Deberanger

Music

Zoran Djordjevic

Director Of Photography

Zoran Djordjevic

Dp/Cinematographer

Amadou Faye

Assistant Director

Geoff Foster

Sound Engineer

Frederic Garson

Assistant Director

Josceline Genest

Post-Production Supervisor

Jane Gibson

Choreographer

Jane Gifford

Storyboard Artist

Simon Giles

Main Title Design

Philippe Guez

Coproducer

Philippe Guez

Line Producer

Dean Humphreys

Rerecording

Catherine Jardine

Post-Production Coordinator

Wolf Kroeger

Consultant

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

Kevin Lane

Music

Robert Lecorre

Set Decorator

Rodney Liber

Production Consultant

Dixie Linder

Production Associate

Graham Longhurst

Special Effects Supervisor

Hugo Luczyc-wyhowski

Production Designer

Maya Magub

Song Performer

Karen Margiotta

Casting

Mary Margiotta

Casting

Des Mcanuff

Song

Felix Mendelssohn

Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music

Didier Naert

Art Director

Ottokar Novacek

Song

Jacques Offenbach

Music

Giovanni Palestrina

Song

Gabriella Pescucci

Costume Designer

Ivana Primorac

Hair

Robert Prizeman

Other

Sarah Radclyffe

Producer

Michael Redfern

Adr Editor

Liora Reich

Casting

Patricia Reid-douglas

Production Coordinator

Maggie Rodford

Music Coordinator

Melissa Rosenbaum

Production Coordinator

Paul Round

Visual Effects

Pablo Sarasate

Song

Bill Scanlon

Visual Effects

Rob Scheidlinger

Executive Producer

Andrzej Sekula

Director Of Photography

Andrzej Sekula

Dp/Cinematographer

Jupiter Sen

Sound Design

Jenny Shircore

Hair

Elisabeth Shue

Song Performer

Lynn Siefert

Screenplay

Lynn Siefert

Executive Producer

Daniel Szuster

Production Manager

Peter Talbot

Other

Susan Tarr

Executive Producer

Susan Tarr

Screenplay

Neris Thomas

Associate Producer

Aminta Townshend

Assistant Director

Derek Trigg

Sound Editor

Danny Trobb

Song

Danny Troob

Song

Matthew Twyford

Visual Effects

Henrik Wager

Song Performer

John Ward

Steadicam Operator

Trevor Young

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Kusin Bette
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
Bordeaux, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States June 26, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States on Video December 22, 1998

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at San Diego World Film Festival (Closing Night) June 2-11, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14 - June 7, 1998.

Balzac's novel was previously adapted as a 5-hour "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries which aired on PBS in 1972 and was directed by Gareth Davies.

Christopher Menaul was previously attached to direct.

Feature film directorial debut for Tony Award-winning Broadway director Des McAnuff.

Began shooting July 1, 1996.

Completed shooting August 30, 1996.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 14 - June 7, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at San Diego World Film Festival (Closing Night) June 2-11, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Expanded Release in United States June 26, 1998

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video December 22, 1998