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Cousin cousine (1975)

Two distant cousins meet at a wedding banquet for an elderly couple. Over time, a close friendship develops between them, but their spouses begin to think that they are more than just friends.
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-France Pisier ... Karine / Ludovic's wife
Victor Lanoux ... Ludovic / Karine's Husband
Marie-Christine Barrault ... Marthe / Pascal's wife
Guy Marchand ... Pascal / Marthe's Husband
Ginette Garcin ... Biju
Sybil Maas Sybil Maas ... Diane
Popeck Popeck ... Sacy
Pierre Plessis Pierre Plessis ... Gobert
Catherine Verlor Catherine Verlor ... Nelsa / Ludovic and Karine's daughter
Hubert Gignoux Hubert Gignoux ... Thomas
Françoise Caillaud Françoise Caillaud ... Peggy
Véronique Dancier Véronique Dancier ... Clarence
Catherine Day Catherine Day ... Woman on bench
Carine Delamare Carine Delamare ... Pupil of tap dance
Maite Delamare Maite Delamare ... Fernande
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Storyline

Husband and wife Ludovic and Karine, and Ludovic's sixteen year old daughter Nelsa lead a relatively carefree life. Motorcycle riding Ludovic, a dance instructor, changes jobs every three years to keep himself interested in whatever he's doing. Ludovic recently remarried, this time to landscape designer Karine, a younger, beautiful woman who regardless is insecure due to her immaturity. Since she doesn't know how to handle that insecurity, Ludovic has placed Karine in various forms of therapy to help her with her life. Nelsa can see the cruelties that life has to offer, and although she doesn't like them, tries to embrace them to expose them for what they are. Ludovic wants to give everybody in his life, including Karine and Nelsa, as much freedom as they need to be happy. Husband and wife Pascal and Marthe and their adolescent son Eric lead a typical middle class life. Pharmaceutical salesman Pascal likes to think of himself as important to bolster his own sense of masculinity, which... Written by Huggo

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A rare romantic comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cousin Cousin See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$8,700,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This film was remade in the 1980s as 'Cousins' with Ted Danson in the US. See more »

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Quotes

Marthe: I want to cry, but I can't. I've never known how to cry. I try but I can't.
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Family Ties
10 July 1999 | by Dale-40See all my reviews

I seem to recall seeing an American version of this French film about about a woman in her early 30s meeting the nephew of her mother's new husband at her mother's wedding. The French version is able in just 96 minutes to capture the quirky personalities in all three generations as the extended family gathers again at another wedding, a funeral and a children's party. In the moments in between the gatherings, the two cousins get to know each other very well.


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