Les Cousins Blu-ray


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Made barely a year after Claude Chabrol's debut Le Beau Serge, Les Cousins featured the earlier film's same starring pair of Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, here reversing the good-guy/bad-guy roles of the previous picture. The result is a simmering, venomous study in human temperament that not only won the Golden Bear at the 1959 Berlin Film Festival, but also drew audiences in droves, and effectively launched Chabrol's incredible fifty-year-long career. A gripping and urbane examination of city and country, ambition and ease, Les Cousins continues to captivate and shock audiences with its brilliant scenario, the performances of Brialy and Blain, and the assuredness of Chabrol's precocious directorial hand. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Claude Chabrol's breakthrough film in a beautiful new Gaumont restoration on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK.

Special Features:

  • Gorgeous new Gaumont restoration of the film in its original aspect ratio, presented in 1080p on the Blu-ray
  • New and improved English subtitles
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A 47-minute documentary about the making of the film
  • L'Homme qui vendit la Tour Eiffel [The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower], Chabrol's 1964 short film
  • A lengthy booklet with a new and exclusive essay by critic Emmanuel Burdeau; a new and exclusive translation of a rare text about actress Françoise Vatel provided for this release by its author, the filmmaker and critic Luc Moullet; excerpts of interviews and writing by Chabrol; and more

Product Details

  • 12
  • Claude Chabrol
  • B
Aspect Ratio:
  • 1.37:1
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • French
Subtitle Languages:
  • English

  • Masters of Cinema
Run Time:
  • 109 mins approx.
  • Masters of Cinema
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1959

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