Cousin, cousine

Cousin Cousine is the 1975 French romantic comedy about a pair of cousins, who meet at a wedding and embark on a passionate romance after learning of the infidelities of their own spouses. Marthe (Marie Christine-Barrault) and non blood related cousin Ludovic (Victor Lanoux) meet at a relative's wedding. The wedding turns into quite a party with heavy drinking and overall raucous behavior by the guests as well as the bride and groom. Marthe and Ludovic strike up a conversation while they await the return of their respective spouses Pascal (Guy Marchand) and Karine (Marie France-Pisier), who are having an affair.

After the pair finally show up, the couples depart. Ludovic discovers Pascal and Karine's deception and notifies Marthe. After admitting to his affair with Karine, Pascal swears to Marthe that he will straighten up his act and will be completely faithful to her. At a family gathering, Ludovic's daughter Nelsa (Catherine Verlor) reveals through a slide show the pictures she inadvertently took of Pascal and Karine having sex.

Marthe and Ludovic begin spending more time together, much to the chagrin of Pascal and Karine. Although the relationship is completely platonic, their spouses become suspicious and jealous. After Pascal makes a scene at another wedding, Marthe and Ludovic leave to spend some time together. Upon their return, Pascal is drunk and becoming a nuisance to the wedding guests. The following day, Marthe and Ludovic decide to take their relationship to the next level and make it sexual.

The duo meet at a hotel and spend the day making love and enjoying other activities. After Pascal reverts back to his playboy ways, and Karine is confused about her relationship, Marthe and Ludovic decide they want to be together. During a Christmas gathering, the couple retire to the bedroom while their families celebrate. They emerge later to bid their families farewell, and leave together.

R
| 1975 | 1 hr 35 min | 6.7/10
Cast
Marie-France Pisier, Victor Lanoux, Marie-Christine Barrault, Guy Marchand
Studio
Criterion Collection
Director
Jean-Charles Tacchella, Jean Charles Tacchella
Language
English
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