Le Cousin


1h 48m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Among French cops an informer is a cousin, a close relationship between police and criminal. When a drug squad cop, under investigation by internal affairs, commits suicide, his partner inherits his cousin. He continues to protect this dealer, and the two become not only professional partners but fr

Film Details

Also Known As
Cousin
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Bac Films Distribution
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Among French cops an informer is a cousin, a close relationship between police and criminal. When a drug squad cop, under investigation by internal affairs, commits suicide, his partner inherits his cousin. He continues to protect this dealer, and the two become not only professional partners but friends. The line between cops and criminals becomes fainter.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cousin
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions
Distribution Company
Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Bac Films Distribution
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1997 Cesar Awards for Best Director, Best Actor (Patrick Timsit), and Best Supporting Actress (Marie Trintignant).

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (out of competition) in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.

Began shooting March 10, 1997.

Completed shooting June 16, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Avignon/New York Film Festival (out of competition) in New York City (French Institute) April 22 - May 2, 1999.)