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Cousin Bette

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Original title
Cousin Bette
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Lynn Siefert, Susan Tarr (Novel: Honoré de Balzac)
Music
Simon Boswell
Cinematography
Andrzej Sekula
Cast
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Producer
Co-production UK-USA; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre
Drama | Costume Drama. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Honoré de Balzac Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
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
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