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Cousin Bette

Character: Bette

Directed by: Des McAnuff

Written by: Lynn Siefert, Honoré de Balzac, Susan Tarr

Produced by: Lynn Siefert, Neris Thomas, Philippe Guez, Rob Scheidlinger

Cast Members: Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Laurie, Aden Young

Released date: June 12, 1998

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lovelorn Bette falls for an artist, Count Wenceslas Steinbach, but is enraged when the sculptor instead decides to pursue Bette's rival, Hortense Hulot. Hortense's good fortune cements Bette's hatred of the Hulots, her wealthy in-laws, so she decides to ruin the family. Bette persuades beautiful prostitute Jenny Cadine to seduce Wenceslas in the hope it will harm Hortense, but the plan has unforeseen results.

Taglines

• Who knew deception, treachery and revenge could be this much fun…

Character’s Quotes

• For the sake of their pleasure, men commit the most appalling crimes.