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Les Cousins (1959)
"Les cousins" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  23 November 1959 (USA)
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Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Blain ...
Charles
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Paul Thomas
Juliette Mayniel ...
Florence
Guy Decomble ...
Le libraire
Geneviève Cluny ...
Geneviève
Michèle Méritz ...
Yvonne
Corrado Guarducci ...
Italian Count Minerva
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Françoise
Paul Bisciglia ...
Marc
Jeanne Pérez ...
La femme de ménage
Françoise Vatel ...
Martine
André Chanal
Gilbert Edard
Clara Gansard
Jean-Louis Maury ...
Un étudiant joueur de bridge
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Charles is a young provincial coming up to Paris to study law. He shares his cousin Paul's flat. Paul is a kind of decadent boy, a disillusioned pleasure-seeker, always dragging along with other idles, while Charles is a plodding, naive and honest man. He fell in love with Florence, one of Paul's acquaintances. But how will Paul react to that attempt to build a real love relationship ? One of the major New Wave films. Written by Yepok

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Drama

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23 November 1959 (USA)  »

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FRF 6,000,000 (estimated)
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French visa # 21355. See more »

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Referenced in The Good Time Girls (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Crépuscule des Deux (Mort de Siegfried)
Music by Richard Wagner
Performed by Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire
Conducted by Carl Schuricht
Disque DECCA
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A fogotten New Wave masterpiece
16 January 2004 | by (Edgewater Park, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Why is this moving and provoking movie never seen? It never seems to get any notice or mention when discussing or reviewing New Wave films. Better than the "400 Blows" and most of the rest of the genre. Could the score have something to do with this. Does Wagner have such an effect on viewers?


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