Cousin, Cousine


1h 35m 1975
Cousin, Cousine

Brief Synopsis

The friendship between distant cousins makes their spouses jealous.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cousin Cousine, Cousin, Cousine
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Foreign
Release Date
1975
Production Company
Gaumont
Distribution Company
Gaumont International Productions
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Two cousins-by-marriage meet for the first time at a wedding. When they develop a friendship, people begin to suspect that they are romantically involved. Upon learning that their respective spouses are being unfaithful, the cousins decide to fulfill everyone's suspicions and have an affair.

Film Details

Also Known As
Cousin Cousine, Cousin, Cousine
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Foreign
Release Date
1975
Production Company
Gaumont
Distribution Company
Gaumont International Productions
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1977
Marie-Christine Barrault

Best Foreign Language Film

1977

Best Original Screenplay

1975

Articles

Cousin, Cousine


Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film, the delightful French romantic comedy Cousin Cousine (1975) tells the love story of two middle aged cousins related by marriage, Marthe (Marie-Christine Barrault) and Ludovic (Victor Lanoux), who meet at a family wedding. Both married to cheating spouses, Marthe and Ludovic are drawn to each other and begin a platonic friendship. When others begin noticing the obvious attraction between the two, however, Marthe and Ludovic consider taking their friendship to the next level.

Cousin Cousine became a popular international hit at the box office on the strength of its charming story and strong critical reception. The New York Times called the film "an exceptionally winning, wittily detailed comedy that is as much about family relationships as it is about love." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said, "It gives us, first of all, one of the most engaging and likable couples in recent movies. It gives us a feeling of a real human milieu, of the families these people belong in." Cousin Cousine went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Marie-Christine Barrault).

A successful American remake of Cousin Cousine called Cousins was released in 1989 starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini as the fated lovers.

Producer: Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Director: Jean-Charles Tacchella
Screenplay: Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson
Cinematography: Eric Faucherre, Georges Lendi, Michel Thiriet
Music: Gérard Anfosso
Film Editing: Marie-Aimée Debril, Agnès Guillemot
Cast: Marie-Christine Barrault (Marthe), Victor Lanoux (Ludovic), Marie-France Pisier (Karine), Guy Marchand (Pascal), Ginette Garcin (Biju), Sybil Maas (Diane), Popeck (Sacy), Pierre Plessis (Gobert), Catherine Verlor (Nelsa), Hubert Gignoux (Thomas).
C-95m.

by Andrea Passafiume
Cousin, Cousine

Cousin, Cousine

Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Foreign Language Film, the delightful French romantic comedy Cousin Cousine (1975) tells the love story of two middle aged cousins related by marriage, Marthe (Marie-Christine Barrault) and Ludovic (Victor Lanoux), who meet at a family wedding. Both married to cheating spouses, Marthe and Ludovic are drawn to each other and begin a platonic friendship. When others begin noticing the obvious attraction between the two, however, Marthe and Ludovic consider taking their friendship to the next level. Cousin Cousine became a popular international hit at the box office on the strength of its charming story and strong critical reception. The New York Times called the film "an exceptionally winning, wittily detailed comedy that is as much about family relationships as it is about love." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said, "It gives us, first of all, one of the most engaging and likable couples in recent movies. It gives us a feeling of a real human milieu, of the families these people belong in." Cousin Cousine went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Marie-Christine Barrault). A successful American remake of Cousin Cousine called Cousins was released in 1989 starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini as the fated lovers. Producer: Daniel Toscan du Plantier Director: Jean-Charles Tacchella Screenplay: Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson Cinematography: Eric Faucherre, Georges Lendi, Michel Thiriet Music: Gérard Anfosso Film Editing: Marie-Aimée Debril, Agnès Guillemot Cast: Marie-Christine Barrault (Marthe), Victor Lanoux (Ludovic), Marie-France Pisier (Karine), Guy Marchand (Pascal), Ginette Garcin (Biju), Sybil Maas (Diane), Popeck (Sacy), Pierre Plessis (Gobert), Catherine Verlor (Nelsa), Hubert Gignoux (Thomas). C-95m. by Andrea Passafiume

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Miscellaneous Notes

The Country of France

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1988

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1975

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Year 1) September 7-16, 2000.

Remade as "Cousins" (1989) directed by Joel Schumacher.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "C'est Drole... Classic and Contemporary French Comedies" June 30 - August 10, 1995.)

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1975

Released in United States on Video July 6, 1988

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Year 1) September 7-16, 2000.)