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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 more »

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Adeline
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Dr. Bianchon
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Hector
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Bette
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Priest
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Mariette
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Victorin
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Hortense
Janie Hargreaves ...
Célestine
Gillian Martell ...
Portress
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Jenny Cadine
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Musical Director
Henrik Wager ...
Baritone
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Wenceslas
John Quentin ...
Elderly Aristocrat
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Crevel
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Stidmann
Tim Barlow ...
De Forzheim
Heathcote Williams ...
Nucingen
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De Wissembourg
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Gentleman in Café des Artistes
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Gentleman in Café des Artistes
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Vauvinet
Geoffrey Carey ...
Duelmaster
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Chief Gendarme
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laetitia Colombani ...
(uncredited)
Mathieu Naert ...
Street kid (uncredited)

Directed by

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Des McAnuff

Written by

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Honoré de Balzac ... (novel)
 
Lynn Siefert ... (screenplay) &
Susan Tarr ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Philippe Guez ... co-producer
Sarah Radclyffe ... producer
Rob Scheidlinger ... executive producer
Lynn Siefert ... executive producer
Susan Tarr ... executive producer
Neris Thomas ... associate producer

Music by

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Simon Boswell

Cinematography by

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Andrzej Sekula

Film Editing by

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Tariq Anwar
Barry Alexander Brown

Editorial Department

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Hermione Byrt ... first assistant editor
Christophe Combes ... third assistant editor
Paul Ensby ... grader
Nathalie Ermont ... editing department trainee
Katherine Grimond ... post-production assistant
Mark Harris ... first assistant editor
Catherine Jardine ... post-production coordinator
Lucky Smith ... second assistant editor
Aminta Townshend ... post-production assistant
Rona Buchanan ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Lucy Smith ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Karen Margiotta
Mary Margiotta
Liora Reich

Production Design by

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Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski

Art Direction by

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Richard Bridgland
Bertrand Clercq-Roques ... (as Bertrand Clerq-Roques)
Didier Naert ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Robert Le Corre

Costume Design by

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Gabriella Pescucci

Makeup Department

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Jean-Charles Bachelier ... hair stylist
Catherine Damiani ... makeup artist
Linda De Andrea ... hair stylist: Ms. Lange
Romaine de Micas ... makeup assistant (as Romaine De Micas)
Marie-Pierre Hattabi ... assistant hair stylist
Maureen Hetherington ... additional makeup artist (as Maureen Heatherington)
Desne J. Holland ... hair stylist: Ms. Shue (as Desne Holland) / makeup artist: Ms. Shue (as Desne Holland)
Paul Huntley ... wigs: Ms. Lange
Terry Jarvis ... wig maker
Dorothy J. Pearl ... makeup artist: Ms. Lange (as Dorothy Pearl)
Lisa Pickering ... additional makeup assistant
Ivana Primorac ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Christine Whitney ... additional makeup assistant

Production Management

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Jean-Jacques Damiani ... unit manager
Josceline Genest ... post-production supervisor: Montreal
Daniel Szuster ... production manager
Florent Valentin ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Bartonio ... first assistant director
Barry Alexander Brown ... second unit director
Daisie De Gueltzl-Paradis ... trainee assistant director (as Daisy Degueltzl)
Amadou Faye ... third assistant director
Frédéric Garson ... second assistant director (as Frederic Garson)
Judy Minor ... assistant director: theatre scenes
Aminta Townshend ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Jean-Claude Alei ... carpenter
Yves Allemand ... carpenter
Herve Babald ... plasterer
Serge Barberousse ... swing gang
Brigitte Baudet ... supervising sculptor
Stephane Beauverger ... carpenter
Frédéric Betaillole ... art department assistant (as Frederic Bataillole)
Karen Boetschi ... plasterer
Daniel Borgnon ... carpenter/tracer
Philippe Boucheron ... carpenter
George Boudic ... carpenter/tracer
Eric Boulain ... plasterer
Eric Bourges ... construction coordinator
Paul Nicolas Boutier ... carpenter
Philippe Boutillier ... sculptor (as Philippe Boutille)
Jean Pierre Cartier ... carpenter
Eric Charbeau ... assistant art director
Bernard Chedin ... prop buyer
Jean-Pierre Chevalier ... swing gang
Bernard Coispel ... carpenter
Giovanni Coppola ... scenic artist
Bruno Coucoureux ... carpenter/tracer
Daniel Crociati ... painter
Jean-Noël Delalande ... painter
Jean-Pierre Delettre ... carpenter/tracer
Jean-Marc Depond ... swing gang
Joris Dijkmeijer ... plasterer
Christian Dossat ... supervising painter
Patrick Dufau ... lead man
Olivier Dugue ... carpenter
Laurent Duquenne ... carpenter
Richard Fitzgerald ... storyboard artist
Marc Flouquet ... prop buyer
Jean Garat ... carpenter
Emmanuelle Garcia ... painter
Vincent Gazier ... sculptor
Samantha Giblin ... art department assistant
Jane Gifford ... scenic artist / sketch artist
Stephane Girard ... swing gang
Federica Glaretta ... painter
Franz Goelzer ... painter
Gil Grollier ... dressing props
Isabelle Gruand ... assistant draper
Marie-France Harribey ... assistant draper
Jean-Francois Huchet ... carpenter
Bernard Husquin ... supervising carpenter
Joel Kieffer ... painter
Nathalie Larcher ... trainee painter
Remi Laureau ... carpenter
Isabelle Le Cudennec ... trainee sculptor
Gwendal Le Goarnig ... carpenter/tracer
Jean-Sebastien Lhersi ... carpenter
Claude Locussol ... carpenter
Delphine Mabed ... assistant art director
Catherine Mananes ... painter
Magali Manotte ... painter
Philippe Margottin ... stand-by props
Franz Merckling ... carpenter (as Franck Merckling)
Jacques Mizrahi ... carpenter/tracer
Georges Mougine ... draper
Nour-Eddine Oitahar ... painter
Bruno Oliver ... prop food supplier: Cafe Gourmand
Jean-Philippe Petit Robert ... carpenter
Tom Pleydell-Pearce ... stand-by props
Amanda Ponsa ... painter
Quentin Prévost ... carpenter (as Quentin Prevost)
Laurence Raphael ... plasterer
Christophe Ribereau-Gayon ... sculptor
Theophile Robert ... painter
Bernard Rolland ... prop buyer
Patrick Schmitt ... construction buyer
Vincent Sentis ... carpenter
Jean Pierre Tonnelier ... carpenter/tracer
Marc Valladon ... carpenter / construction assistant
Anne Ventura ... assistant art director
Philippe Vermeille ... supervising carpenter
Thomas Vichy ... machinist
Jean-Loup Walraet ... supervising carpenter
Jean-Pierre Waterlot ... chargehand painter
Claire Worthington ... prop buyer

Sound Department

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Jérôme Ayasse ... boom operator (as Jerome Ayasse)
Peter Dansie ... dialogue editor
Geoff Foster ... sound mixing engineer / sound recording engineer
Mathew Harmer ... playback sound (as Matthew Harmer)
Michael Harris ... playback sound (as Mike Harris)
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Luke Jones ... assistant dialogue editor
Drew Kunin ... production sound mixer
Keith Mason ... assistant sound editor
Michael Redfern ... adr editor
Jupiter Sen ... sound designer
Derek Trigg ... sound editor
Nick Wollage ... assistant sound mixing engineer

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Peter Ch. Arnold ... special effects technician (as Peter Arnold)
Alexander Gunn ... special effects technician (as Alex Gunn)
Geoff Hood ... special effects technician
Graham Longhurst ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Zoe Cain ... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR
Alan Church ... digital effects producer: The Film Factory at VTR
Sally Clayton ... effects compositor: The Film Factory at VTR
Tim Davies ... effects compositor: The Film Factory at VTR
Paul Round ... effects compositor: The Film Factory at VTR
Bill Scanlon ... visual effects producer: The Film Factory at VTR
Peter Talbot ... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR
Matthew Twyford ... effects compositor: The Film Factory at VTR
Trevor Young ... scanning and recording: The Film Factory at VTR
David Sewell ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
John Swinnerton ... motion control cameraman (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pierre Abraham ... gaffer
Thierry Alais ... dolly grip
Melissa Byers ... camera trainee
François Coignard ... electrician (as Francois Coignard)
Serge Croisy ... generator operator
Zoran Djordjevic ... director of photography: second unit
Roland Dondin ... electrician
Nadia Doueiri ... clapper loader
Ziad Doueiri ... focus puller
Nathalie Ermont ... second assistant camera
Jasper Fforde ... assistant camera: second unit
Gilles Floquet ... dolly grip
David Koskas ... still photographer
Jonathan Lambert ... assistant camera: second unit
Pascal Lombardo ... best boy electric
Jean-Pierre Mas ... key grip
Philippe Peyraud ... electrician
John Ward ... Steadicam operator
David Campbell ... crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Daniel Borgnon ... tracer
George Boudic ... tracer
Bruno Coucoureux ... tracer
Jean-Pierre Delettre ... tracer
Gwendal Le Goarnig ... tracer
Jacques Mizrahi ... tracer
Jean Pierre Tonnelier ... tracer

Casting Department

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Frederic Bourgade ... extras casting assistant
Jean Philippe Bourgade ... extras casting
Nathalie Cheron ... casting: France
Marie-Laure Ducombs ... extras casting assistant
Olivier Thomas ... extras casting assistant
Ghislaine Victor ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Flora Brancatella ... assistant costume designer
Anne Brault ... assistant costume designer
Lorianne Chenel ... tailor (as Laurianne Chenel)
Mario Davignon ... wardrobe supervisor
Azmin Jaffer ... dresser
Antoinette Laparade ... dresser
Marie-Christine Lenormand ... dresser
Claudette Lilly ... assistant to costume designer
Annie Paris ... dresser

Location Management

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Eric Belassen ... location manager: Paris
Pierre D'Hoffelize ... location manager
Bill Darby ... location scout
Jean-Daniel Gilvestre ... assistant location manager: Paris
Laurent Grenaud ... assistant location manager
Astride Kimpflen ... assistant location manager
Jordane LaFourcade ... location assistant (as Jordane Lafourcade)
Christophe Roux ... location assistant
Gilles Saulnier ... assistant location manager
Florent Valentin ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Becky Bentham ... music coordinator: Air-Edel Associates Ltd.
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Simon Boswell ... music arranger / music producer
Terry Davies ... conductor / orchestrator
Pablo de Sarasate ... composer: song "Zapateado" from "Opus 23" (as Pablo Sarasate)
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Alex Heffes ... assistant to composer
Kevin Lane ... music editor
Des McAnuff ... music adaptor
Maya Megub ... musician: violin
Ottokar Novácek ... composer: song "Perpetuum Mobile"
Giovanni Palestrina ... composer: song "Kyrie Eleison"
Colin Rae ... music copyist
Maggie Rodford ... music coordinator: Air-Edel Associates Ltd.
Danny Troob ... music adaptor / music arranger: songs / musician: piano / orchestrator
Nick Wollage ... assistant recording engineer
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Christopher Ross ... musician: piano solo (uncredited)
Matt Walker ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Alain 'Manu' Baumgarten ... transportation captain
Mike Bleackley ... driver: winnebago
Philippe Dechaloup ... unit driver
Laurent Delpit ... unit driver
Gerry Gore ... driver: Ms. Lange
Johan Graslin ... driver: winnebago
Mike Henley ... vehicle supplier: Location Facilities
Rodolphe Lanaro ... unit driver
Bruce Lignerat ... driver: costume department
Vincent Merienne ... unit driver
Olivier 'Diabolo' Paltsou ... unit driver
Jean-Jacques Pauchey ... driver: honeywagon
Ray Redrup ... vehicle supplier: Location Facilities
Roger Samson ... unit driver
Albert Smith ... driver: winnebago
Bob Valles ... driver: winnebago (as Bob Vallas)

Other crew

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Christophe Antonin ... unit assistant
Janine Barrientos ... production accountant
Pierre Bimes ... flowers supplier
Florence Bonichon ... assistant to production manager
Jean Bourne ... script supervisor
Early Boyd ... assistant to director: New York
Sarah Briggs ... banking services: Lloyds Bank, Witney
Sabine Chaloupy ... assistant to co-producer
Sylvain Chatenoud ... catering assistant
Philip Clark ... assistant: Ms. Shue
Sophie Coulaud ... liaison: Bordeaux
Shaun Coyne ... adjuster: Crawford - THG
Stavros Crouzel ... catering assistant
Claude Dallet ... production accountant
Marc Dauber ... flowers supplier
Esther Douglas ... assistant to producer (sarah radclyffe) / assistant to producer
Penny Dyer ... adr dialogue coach
John Ensby ... laboratory contact
Mike Fidduch ... chef: Set Meals (as Michael Fiddock)
Lynn Gaskin ... contact: London
Jane Gibson ... choreographer / movement consultant
Isabelle Giese ... production secretary
Simon Giles ... title designer: main and end titles
Philippe Giraudeau ... assistant to choreographer
Bill Godfrey ... financial controller
Katherine Grimond ... assistant: Ms. Lange
Pat Harding ... production accountant: UK
Emmanuelle Hardolin ... assistant to production manager
Keith Hayley ... production accountant: UK
Olivia Herrantz ... secretary to co-producer
Billy Hinshelwood ... legal services: Marriott Harrison
Andrew Jack ... dialogue coach
Wolf Kroeger ... visual consultant
Thomas Lascar ... projectionist
Anne-Marie Lefèvre ... production office runner (as Anne Marie Lefevre)
Rodney Liber ... production consultant (as Rod Liber)
Dixie Linder ... production associate
Fenella Maguire ... key accountant
Chantal Malrat ... production accountant
David Marsan ... on-set medic
Agnes Marty ... assistant to co-producer
Sirish Maude ... tax and financial consultant: Maude & Co.
Alison McHale ... adjuster: Crawford - THG
Patrick Monsec ... unit assistant
Sinead O'Keeffe ... assistant to director: London
Kevin O'Shea ... insurance services: Aon/Albert G. Ruben
Camille Panonacle ... stand-in: Ms. Lange
Sammy Pasha ... assistant: Mr. Hoskins
Marion Peterson ... script translator
Patricia Reid-Douglas ... production coordinator
Melissa Rosenbaum ... production coordinator
Phil Rymer ... legal services: Marriott Harrison
Jean-Guy Sirac ... unit assistant
Chad Sylvain ... researcher
Adrian Tanner ... rushes runner
Olivier Thomas ... stand-in: Mr. Laurie
Ollie Timberlake ... catering manager: Set Meals
Olivia Trench ... assistant to director: Bordeaux
Ghislaine Victor ... stand-in: Ms. Shue
Patrick Vignasse ... cashier
Dan Walker ... legal services
Lizzie Would ... assistant: Cordon Bleu

Thanks

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Mark Cooper ... special thanks
Bob Crowdey ... special thanks
Robbie Robertson ... special thanks
Louise Seymour ... special thanks
John Spirit ... special thanks
Hugh Whittaker ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Who knew deception, treachery and revenge could be this much fun... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cousine Bette (France)
  • La prima Bette (Spain)
  • La prima Bette (Mexico)
  • Verisoara Bette (Romania)
  • La cugina Bette (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP44,082, 13 Sep 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia Melanie Lynskey was considered for the role of Hortense Hulot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Six Days, Seven Nights/Can't Hardly Wait/Cousin Bette/Mr. Jealousy/High Art (1998). See more »
Soundtracks The Other Side of Heaven See more »
Quotes Mlle. Elisabeth 'Bette' Fisher: For the sake of their pleasure, men commit the most appalling crimes.
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