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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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Who knew deception, treachery and revenge could be this much fun...

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$76,488 (USA) (12 June 1998)

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£44,082 (UK) (11 September 1998)
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Melanie Lynskey was considered for the role of Hortense Hulot. See more »

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Vauvinet, the Moneylender: It's the not about the money, you understand...
Victorin Hulot: I understand.
Vauvinet, the Moneylender: ...It's the principle.
Victorin Hulot: I understand.
Vauvinet, the Moneylender: So if you don't repay us, we kill you, your wife and children and throw your bodies into the Seine.
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Victorin Hulot: I understand.
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Version of La cousine Bette (1928) See more »

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Kyrie Eleison
Music by Giovanni Palestrina
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Cousin Bette (Davis???)
15 March 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Jessica Lange, should not, and will not become another Bette Davis, but throughout the film we see the subtle curl of the lip, the side long glance, the stiff nod of the head that Davis made famous.

A story told with great style that kept my rapt attention. Sorry, at the end of the film I couldn't help but flash on the end of Rosemary's Baby!!! Anyone else?


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