Les Cousins: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1959) / Region 1
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Les Cousins: The Criterion Collection

In Les Cousins, Claude Chabrol (Les Bonnes Femmes) 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 piercing, 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 precursor to the French New Wave.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 20 2011
  • Production Year 1959
  • Empire SKU 1577891
  • UPC Code 715515086615
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Audio Commentary Featuring Film Scholar Adrian Martin
Theatrical Trailer
A Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Critic Terrence Rafferty And Excerpts From Actor Jean-Claude Brialy's Memoir, About Costar Gerard Blain

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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