Cousin Bette

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Overview

Acclaimed theater director Des McAnuff made his feature-film directorial debut with this period comedy-drama adapted from Honore de Balzac's novel La Bette Cousine (1846) about a jealous and bitter spinster who attempts to destroy the romance between her niece and a Polish sculptor. In Paris of the 1840s, spinster Bette Fisher (Jessica Lange) steps in to "take care" of her relatives after a decline in the Hulot family fortunes, mainly due to wastrel Hector Hulot (Hugh Laurie). After penniless sculptor Wenceslas ...
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Overview

Acclaimed theater director Des McAnuff made his feature-film directorial debut with this period comedy-drama adapted from Honore de Balzac's novel La Bette Cousine (1846) about a jealous and bitter spinster who attempts to destroy the romance between her niece and a Polish sculptor. In Paris of the 1840s, spinster Bette Fisher (Jessica Lange) steps in to "take care" of her relatives after a decline in the Hulot family fortunes, mainly due to wastrel Hector Hulot (Hugh Laurie). After penniless sculptor Wenceslas Steinbach (Aden Young) marries Hector's daughter, Hortense (Kelly Macdonald), Bette schemes and plots, drawing Hector's mistress, music-hall star Jenny Cadine (Elisabeth Shue), into her web by arranging for wealthy Cesar Crevel (Bob Hoskins) to become Jenny's benefactor. Filmed at locations in and around Bordeaux. Shown at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival.
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Special Features

Widescreen format [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Languages: English 2.0; Subtiltes: English; Spanish
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/22/1998
  • UPC: 086162104497
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,136

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jessica Lange Bette Fisher
Elisabeth Shue Jenny Cadine
Bob Hoskins Cesar Crevel
Hugh Laurie Baron Hector Hulot
Kelly MacDonald Hortense Hulot
Aden Young Count Wenceslas Steinbach
Geraldine Chaplin Adeline Hulot
Toby Stephens Victorin Hulot
John Sessions Musical Director
Laura Fraser Mariette
Technical Credits
Des McAnuff Director
Tariq Anwar Editor
Eric Bartonio Asst. Director
Barry Alexander Brown Editor
Robert Le Corre Set Decoration/Design
Jane Gibson Choreography
Philippe Guez Co-producer
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
Rodney Liber Associate Producer
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski Production Designer
Mary Margiotta Casting
Karen Margiotta Casting
Didier Naert Art Director
Gabriella Pescucci Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Radclyffe Producer
Liora Reich Casting
Rob Scheidlinger Executive Producer
Andrzej Sekula Cinematographer
Lynn Siefert Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Simon Boswell Score Composer
Susan Tarr Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Neris Thomas Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Adeline's Last Wish (Main Titles) [1:42]
2. Delicate Matters [5:32]
3. A Little Crocodile [:57]
4. Her Sweetheart [2:51]
5. Hortene's Suitors [3:06]
6. Her Slave [2:09]
7. A Husband for Hortense [1:38]
8. No Longer Beautiful [3:59]
9. Lunch Time [1:23]
10. The Hand That Wields the Ax [4:44]
11. The Wedding [2:17]
12. Love is the Master [6:54]
13. The Problem with Wenceslas [2:14]
14. The Moneylender [2:43]
15. The Empire is Dying [2:16]
16. The Duel [3:49]
17. The Statue [4:32]
18. 200,000 Francs [1:03]
19. Delilah [3:59]
20. A Letter From Jenny [2:02]
21. The Naked Truth [3:59]
22. The Devil Has a Sister [3:15]
23. Life is So Boring [:17]
24. Six Months Later [2:54]
25. End Titles [1:57]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Language Selection
   Theatrical Trailer
   Play
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