The Resource Les Cousins, (videorecording)

Les Cousins, (videorecording)

Label
Les Cousins
Title
Les Cousins
Contributor
Art director
Subject
Genre
Language
fre
Summary
Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Cataloging source
QMBC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Credits: Producer, Paul Wagner ; director, Claude Chabrol ; writers, Claude Chabrol, Paul Gegauff ; photography, Henri Decae ; music, Paul Misraki ; editing, Jacques Gaillard
Intended audience
Censorship classification : PG
Language note
In French with subtitles in English
PerformerNote
Cast: Gerard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, ClaudeCerval, Genevieve Cluny, Guy Decomble, Stephane Audran
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1930-
  • 1932-
  • 1929-
  • 1908-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chabrol, Claude
  • Brialy, Jean-Claude
  • Blain, G⥲ard
  • Mayniel, Juliette
  • Audran, St⥰hane
  • Gaillard, Jacques
  • Decaë, Henri
  • Gegauff, Paul
  • Misraki, Paul
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Jealousy
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Les Cousins, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
Control code
000043973014
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 112 min.)
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
MMA2331
System control number
(OCoLC)319450878
System details
DVD region 4 ; PAL
Label
Les Cousins, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959
Control code
000043973014
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 112 min.)
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
MMA2331
System control number
(OCoLC)319450878
System details
DVD region 4 ; PAL

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