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Cousin Cousine

Cousin Cousine

A Feature film by Jean-Charles Tacchella

Produced by Gaumont, Les Films Pomereu

Release in France : 19/11/1945

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Actors (20)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, Les Films Pomereu

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Two distant cousins meet for the first time at a wedding banquet for an elderly couple. They both decide that they should see more of each other, and over time, a friendship develops. However, their respective spouses begin to think that more than a friendship is blooming, and as more and more people being to think so as well, the idea starts to become appealing to them.

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Awards and nominations

    1975 Won Louis Delluc Prize (Jean-Charles Tacchella)
    1976 Won César Award for Best Supporting Actress (Marie-France Pisier)
    1976 César Award Nomination for Best Actor (Victor Lanoux)
    1976 César Award Nomination for Best Film (Jean-Charles Tacchella)
    1976 César Award Nomination for Best Screenplay (Jean-Charles Tacchella)
    1976 San Sebastián International Film Festival Silver Seashell Award (Jean-Charles Tacchella) Won
    1976 Won National Board of Review Award for Top Foreign Film
    1977 Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marie-Christine Barrault)
    1977 Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
    1977 Academy Award Nomination for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson)
    1977 Golden Globe Award Nomination for Best Foreign Film
    1978 Won Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film


Th film was remade in 1989 by Joel Scchumacher as Cousins, starring Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini

Full credits (17)

Executive Producers :

Daniel Toscan du Plantier, Bertrand Javal, Alain Poiré

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson

Screenwriters :

Danièle Thompson, Jean-Charles Tacchella

Sound recordists :

Michel Kharat, Pierre Lenoir

Camera Operator :

Michel Thiriet

Assistant editors :

Marie-Aimée Debril, Juliette Welfling

Music Composer :

Gérard Anfosso

Costume designer :

Jeannine Vergne

Location Manager :

Jean Lallier

Assistant Director :

Daniel Wuhrmann

Dialogue Writers :

Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson

Director of Photography :

Georges Lendi

Assistant Operator :

Éric Faucherre

Editor :

Agnés Guillemot

Continuity supervisor :

Alice Ziller

Foley artist :

André Naudin

Sound Mixer :

Claude Villand

Technical details

Feature film

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Romantic comedy

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Runtime :

1 h 35 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections

Academy Awards - 1977

Academy Awards (United States, 1977)

Selection (3)

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Nomination for Best Original Screenplay : Jean-Charles Tacchella, Danièle Thompson

Nomination for Best Actress in Leading Role : Marie-Christine Barrault