French comedy which was later remade in America as 'Cousins'. When two couples meet at a wedding that makes them in-laws, the respective partners fall for each other. However, whilst the wife of one couple and the husband of another indulge in a little adultery, the other two spouses wait a while before deciding that they love each other and go away together.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Love turns out to be all in the family in this romantic comedy from France. When an elderly couple decides to marry, their families come together for a wedding banquet that turns into a raucous, wine-soaked celebration. Marthe (Marie-Christine Barrault) and Ludovic (Victor Lanoux) are distant cousins related by marriage who meet for the first time at the reception; they take an immediate liking to each other and resolve that they should see each other more often. Before long, they've become close friends, but their spouses begin to think there's more going on than just good conversation. However, the more people are convinced the two have become lovers, the more the idea of taking their friendship to the next level appeals to them. Marie-France Pisier has a memorably funny "suicide" scene as Ludovic's wife. Cousin Cousine was a surprise commercial success in the United States, where it received several Academy Award nominations and spawned an Americanized remake, Cousins (1989).; SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Ceasar Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, San Sebastian International Film Festival, ...Cousin, cousine