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Cousin Bette (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  12 June 1998 (USA)
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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »

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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot. Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor she saves from starvation. But the aspiring artist soon finds love in the arms of another woman, Hortense, leaving Bette a bitter spinster. Bette plots to take revenge on the family who turned her away and stole her only love. With the help of famed courtesan Jenny Cadine she slowly destroys the lives of those who have scorned her. Written by <CherylC894@aol.com>

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Melanie Lynskey was considered for the role of Hortense Hulot. See more »

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Mlle. Elisabeth 'Bette' Fisher: For the sake of their pleasure, men commit the most appalling crimes.
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Version of La cousine Bette (1927) See more »

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Zapateado
, Opus 23
Music by Pablo de Sarasate
Violin performed by Itzhak Perlman
Piano performed by Samuel Sanders
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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well scripted perversely funny black comedy
11 October 1998 | by (Austintown, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Cousin Bette, a period piece, set in mid nineteenth century shows the moral, social and economic bankruptcy of noble class prior to upheaval in a perversely funny series of backstabbing and double-crossing orchestrated by Ms. Lange, a poor disen- franchised but strong willed cunning cousin. The other actors Ms. Shue, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Young were excellent as well. The dialogue was well written as to be naturally funny even when dealing with death, betrayal, or malicious conniving. My thanks to all involved for wonderful afternoon's entertainment.


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