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Les cousins (Criterion) (1959)

Cast: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, more...
Director: Claude Chabrol
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Studio: Criterion
Genre: Drama, Foreign, France, Coming of Age , Criterion Collection, French New Wave
Running Time: 110 min.
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

Synopsis
In Les cousins, Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le beau Serge, Chabrol's debut, Les cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles. This dagger-sharp drama won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and was an important early entry in the French New Wave.



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